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Snow Goose

Prunus incisa x speciosa
Snow Goose flowering cherry blossom

Snow Goose is an attractive flowering cherry tree, characterised by its particularly large single white flowers, which appear ahead of the leaves.

The green leaves turn orange in the autumn.

Snow Goose grows with a fairly compact vertical habit, making it a good choice for small gardens. Although not a true fastigiate or columnar tree, its branches rise upwards, taking up little space.

Snow Goose flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £46.50
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

Like most forms of Prunus incisa, Snow Goose is well-suited to growing in a patio container or planter.


Snow Goose is a cross between Prunus speciosa (the Oshima cherry) and Prunus incisa (the Fuji cherry) and was developed in Holland in the 1970s. It is sometimes confused with Prunus 'Umineko' - a sister variety which shares the same parentage (and looks similar) and was developed by the English enthusiast Collingwood Ingram in the 1920s. Snow Goose can be distinguished by its slightly larger leaves.

The flowers are also somewhat similar to the Yoshino cherry, to which it is related - it too is descended from the Oshima cherry.

Snow Goose characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • Country of originNetherlands
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Somei-Yoshino
    Prunus x yedoensis
    The Somei-Yoshino cherry with its graceful wide-spreading branches and large white flowers is the definitive Japanese flowering cherry.
  • See also The Bride
    The Bride
    A small ornamental cherry with large single white flowers.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Prunus Snow Goose flowering cherry tree

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.