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Cultural Details for Prunus serrulata 'Snowgoose'

Common Name:
Snowgoose Japanese (Oriental) Flowering Cherry

Growth Rate:
Moderate. Upright, oval to rounded outline when young

Average Mature Height:
Up to 20'

Average Mature Width:
15-20'

Flower Details:
Abundant white flowers before or with bright green foliage in April-early May; borne profusely along the stems

Fruit Details:
Blackish-purple

Fall Color:
Is often a good bronze to subdued red color; showy

Bark Details:
Gray-brown, with prominent horizontal lenticels

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
More pest resistant than other cherries and has disease resistant foliage

Native Habitat:
Japan, China, Korea

Other Features:
Oriental cherries are among the most beautiful of all spring flowering trees

Culture and Care:
Prefers well-drained, moist, acidic soil, in full sun to part shade. Tolerates dry. Transplant bare root, balled & burlapped or container grown; most often grafted on a standard (Prunus avium) at heights of 4-6'. Zones 3-7

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2010 - 4/8/2010
3/30/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
5200, 5250, 5270

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu