Prunus Spring Snow
- Flowering month: April
- Flower colour: White
- Flower size: Medium
- Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
- Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit: Spreading
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 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 trees for sale
1-year Spring Snow tree - bare root
2-year Spring Snow tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
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.
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).
Spring Snow characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
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- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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- Flower form:
Double flower (25-50 petals)
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RHS Award of Garden Merit
Also known as Matsumae beni-murasaki, featuring very large double-flowered blossom.
Another Matsumae flowering cherry, noted for its chocolate brown young leaves.
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.