Snow Showers is a popular flowering cherry noted for its numerous long weeping branches, which hang in profusion from the main stem. If you are looking for a small weeping flowering cherry as a feature for your garden it is a good choice.
In spring the dense display of white blossom covers the branches, creating an effect which is indeed reminscent of a shower of snow flakes.
The strongly weeping branches can be allowed to cascade naturally all the way to the ground, or can be pruned a short distance from the ground to create a pleasing manicured effect.
We sometimes have "top-worked" forms of Snow Showers, where the graft is at the top of a length of clear stem rather than at the bottom. This accentuates the weeping habit and gives a "lollypop" effect while keeping the tree fairly small. The mature height of these trees is usually not much taller than the graft height, so a 120cm top-worked tree will perhaps reach 130cm - 140cm in the longer term, while a 90cm top-worked tree is likely to achieve 110cm or so mature height.
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Snow Showers is a relatively small tree, and slow-growing, making it the ideal choice as a feature for the smaller garden.
Snow Showers is also known as Snow Fountains in the USA. The variety name is Prunus 'Snofozam', and it is a naturally dwarf weeping form of the Higan flowering cherry.
Illustrative examples of 12L pot-grown trees of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
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.
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.