Prunus 'Snofozam' SNOW FOUNTAINS

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 6 Professionals
Common Name: weeping higan cherry
Type: Tree
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 8.00 to 15.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

Culture

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prune if necessary after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This weeping cherry is a slow-growing ornamental cherry that is sold in a variety of forms: (1) a compact, naturally weeping tree (most other weeping cherries are topgrafted) that typically grows 8-15' tall, or (2) a compact tree topgrafted at 6' or (3) a ground cover. As a weeping tree, its cascading branches dip all the way to the ground, giving the appearance of a white or snow fountain when covered with pure white flowers in early spring. Flowers give way to small, sparse, black, inedible fruits. Dark green leaves (to 3 1/4" long) turn attractive shades of gold and orange in autumn. This cultivar is known by several different names, including 'Snofozam', 'White Fountain' and 'Snow Fountains'.

Problems

Borers can be a significant insect problem. Other insect visitors include aphids, caterpillars and scale. Potential disease problems include leaf spot and canker.

Garden Uses

Specimen for lawns or small areas around the home. Border peripheries. Japanese gardens. The ground cover form can be used as a ground cover, on banks or cascaded over walls.