Prunus - - Semi-mature and mature Prunus x subhirtella 'Snow Fountain'

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Prunus x subhirtella 'Snow Fountain' - Snow Fountains

 

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Japan

Plant Type:

Deciduous tree

Size:

1.5m x 2.5m

Habit/ Form:

Strongly weeping. Propagated onto a 'tall' standard at approximately 1.8 metres and as a 'short' at approximately 1 metre.

Leaves:

Serrated, lanceolate leaves, dark green in colour, that change to orange, gold and reds in autumn.

Flowers:

Masses of single white flowers in spring.

Fruit:

Inedible, small fruit.

Bark / Trunk:

Young stems smooth, shiny brown with numerous cream lenticels.

Vigour / Longevity:

Slow to moderate.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun to part-shade, tolerant of frost.

Hardiness:

Adaptable to varied site conditions.

Soil / Drainage:

Performs best in moist, well drained soils. Tolerates wetness for short periods.

Pruning:

If a formal weeping habit is desired, it is necessary to control the shape of this cultivar by removing upright growing vertical and crossing branches. May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.

Watering:

Best growth and flowering on moist soils, provide extra water in dry summers.

Fertilising:

Fertilise with a complete fertiliser after flowering.

Pests / Diseases:

The species and its cultivars are highly resistant.

Uses:

A superb weeping cherry that has both spectacular floral and foliage beauty and high versatility. Highly recommended as a landscape feature plant. A superb weeping cherry that has both spectacular floral and foliage beauty and high versatility. It’s amazing show of flowers is the main reason for cultivation. Used heavily in Asian style gardens.

 

 

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