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Spring Snow

Spring Snow is a Japanese flowering cherry, with small spreading proportions, and a good choice for the smaller garden.

The pretty flowers start from pink buds but quickly become showy double-flowered blossoms, contrasting with bare branches.

The leaves appear after the blossom, and have a coppery colour, with golden tints in the autumn.

Prunus

Spring Snow flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

History

Prunus Spring Snow is also known as Prunus Beni-tamanishiki and was raised by the prolific flowering cherry breeder Masatoshi Asari, in the Matsumae region of Hokkaido, the northernmost major island of Japan. The temperate climate of this region makes these "Matsumae" cherries particularly suitable for central and northern areas of the UK. In spring visitors to Matsumae can enjoy the sight of some 10,000 flowering cherry trees in blossom.

Spring Snow characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAttractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering season:Late
    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower form:Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Multiple tints
    • Leaf colour - summer:Bronze
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Candy Floss
    Prunus
    Candy Floss
    Also known as Matsumae beni-murasaki, featuring very large double-flowered blossom.
  • See also Chocolate Ice
    Prunus
    Chocolate Ice
    Another Matsumae flowering cherry, noted for its chocolate brown young leaves.
  • See also Hanagasa Pink Parasol
    Prunus
    Hanagasa Pink Parasol
    Also known as Matsumae-hanagasa, a superb double-flowered cherry.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree 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 Shogetsu

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.