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Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry

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Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis ‘Snow Fountains’)A breathtaking new garden accent shrub with an abundance of snowy white flowers in early spring on a gracefully weeping and arching plant; merits use as a solitary where it can be appreciated, requires some training; needs full sun and well-drained soil

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Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
10 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Prunus
Cultivar:
Snow Fountains
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
gold
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
weeping
Canopy:
leggy
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
excurrent
Flower Bud Color:
shell pink
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruits are showy black drupes displayed in early fall. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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