Prunus serrulata 'Snowgoose'

Snowgoose Japanese (Oriental) Flowering Cherry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Moderate. Upright, oval to rounded outline when young
Mature Height - Up to 20'
Mature Width - 15-20'
Longevity - Can live 30-50 years, but may live only 20 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Abundant white flowers before or with bright green foliage in April-early May; borne profusely along the stems
Fruit - Blackish-purple
Leaf - Alternate, simple, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, pointed leaf apex, 2-5" long, 1-2" wide, serrated; reddish-brown or bronze when unfolding, to lustrous bright green.
Fall Color - Is often a good bronze to subdued red color; showy
Bark - Gray-brown, with prominent horizontal lenticels
Other Features - Oriental cherries are among the most beautiful of all spring flowering trees
Possible Use - As specimen and in small groupings
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - 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
Native Habitat - Japan, China, Korea
Diseases and Insects - More pest resistant than other cherries and has disease resistant foliage
Strength - Disease and pest resistance
Weakness -

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