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Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus spp. 'Snofozam'

Type:Deciduous tree
Plant Requirements
Zone:5 to 8
Sun:Full sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:12 ft
Width:8 ft
Bloom:Showy flowers
Bloom Time:April to May
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description As a weeping tree, Snow Fountains Cherry features cascading branches that dip all the way to the ground, giving it the appearance of a white fountain when covered with pure white flowers in early spring. This cultivar is known by several different names, including 'Snofozam' Weeping Cherry and 'White Fountain' Cherry.

This deciduous garden tree grows to 6’-12’ in height and 5’-12’ in width. It bears leaves arranged in an alternate fashion which are 3” long and 2” wide. During the summer the leaves are dark green, while in the fall they turn gold and orange before they are shed.

Bloom starts in late April and extends for 3 weeks. The flowers are small, white and 5-petaled. Occasionally small red, later turning to black, fruit form as the flowers fade. Fruit are not edible.

Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the bloom.

It is best to plant this cultivar in full sun with a site that gets plenty of air circulation to ensure disease free growth. Otherwise, brown rot and bacterial canker can be a significant problem. Set out new plants on medium moisture sites. Avoid sites that are not well drained.

Brown rot blossom blight can affect the bloom. Leaf spot can lead to holes in the leaves. As with any member of the Prunus family west of the Cascades, ensure that this plant is situated in a warm sunny location.
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