Prunus Snow Showers
- Flowering month: March
- Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower colour: White
- Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit: Weeping
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.
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 trees for sale
1-year Snow Showers tree - bare root
2-year Snow Showers tree - in a 12L pot
2-year top-worked (90cm) Snow Showers tree - in a 11.5L pot
2-year top-worked (120cm) Snow Showers tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative examples of pot-grown trees of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
- Prunus Snow Showers flowering cherry tree
- Prunus Snow Showers top worked flowering cherry
We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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.
Snow Showers characteristics
- Attractive features:
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Flowers appear first
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Annual cycle:
Frilly Frock is a natural mutation of Snow Showers, featuring variegated leaves.
A weeping cherry, quite similar to Snow Showers, but with deep pink blossom.
How to choose a flowering cherry tree
We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.