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Snow Showers

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.

Snow Showers flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £25.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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  • 3Top-worked pot-grown tree £55.95
    In a 11.5L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
    (90cm)
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  • 4Top-worked pot-grown tree £55.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    (120cm)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from 2nd November for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

Snow Showers is a relatively small tree, and slow-growing, making it the ideal choice as a feature for the smaller garden.

History

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.

Snow Showers characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitWeeping
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsOccasional flooding
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Frilly Frock
    Prunus
    Frilly Frock
    Frilly Frock is a natural mutation of Snow Showers, featuring variegated leaves.
  • See also Kiku-shidare-zakura
    Prunus
    Kiku-shidare-zakura
    A weeping cherry, quite similar to Snow Showers, but with deep pink blossom.

What will it look like?

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.

Prunus Snow Showers flowering cherry tree
Prunus Snow Showers flowering cherry tree
Prunus Snow Showers top worked flowering cherry
Prunus Snow Showers top worked flowering cherry


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.