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6ft Snow Fountains Cherry Blossom Tree | 5 Years Old | 18L Pot | Half Standard | Prunus Snow Fountains

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The Snow Fountains Cherry Blossom Tree

The Snow Fountains cherry tree is a beautiful white weeping cherry. The weeping nature of the tree is perfect for smaller spaces and, when in blossom, resembles a fountain of snow. Very similar to the popular Kiku Shidare cherry, Snow Fountains will grow to a similar size and shape, just with white flower instead of pink.

Variety Information

  • Habit: Weeping
  • Flower Colour: Snow White
  • Flower Type: Double
  • Foliage Colour: Green, Orange/Yellow (Autumn)
  • Features: Spring Blossom, Autumn Colour
  • Supplied As: 18L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 1.8-2.2m
  • Age: 5 Years Old
  • Rootstock: Colt
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 3m x 3m (9.5 x 9.5ft)
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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Once planted, you should water your trees at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to have adequate spacing between each tree, with 3 - 3.5m between Gisela 5, and 4.5 - 5m between Colt rootstock trees (respectively).

Bare root and containerised trees have differing planting requirements, detailed below:

  • Watering: Bare root trees should have their roots soaked in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.
  • Pruning: Another difference is that for bare root trees, it is useful to prune their woody roots back a few inches. However, for containerised trees, you should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.
  • Planting: With bare root trees, you should dig a hole to enable the graft point to be above the soil, while with containerised trees, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised trees also share planting requirements, detailed below:

  • With both, you should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your trees no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind.
  • Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
  • Once you are happy with your efforts, give your tree a generous watering.
  • Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of the tree.
  • Tie the stake to your tree (and leave space for growth), and place a rabbit guard around your tree to protect it from harmful pests.
  • Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. In autumn, remove fallen leaves to prevent the risk of disease. You should also make sure that the ties are not rubbing your tree.
Easy to grow, a cherry blossom tree will make a perfect first tree. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

  • Hardiness: Cherry blossom trees can be found growing in far colder regions than the UK and therefore these mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Cherry blossom trees are best planted in full sun, however they will also cope in more shaded locations.
  • Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your cherry blossom’s growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing its roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease. Try to also avoid compressing the soil when planting.
More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Common Name Cherry Blossom
Features Plants For Spring Blossom
Flower Colour White
Flowering Month April
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Size Cherry Trees for Small Gardens
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Brown
Trained As Half Standard
Type Cherry Blossom
Colour White Cherry
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Foliage Colour Green, Orange, Yellow
Growth Habit Weeping
Rootstock Colt Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As 18L Pot
Supplied As 15L-18L Pot
Type Ornamental Trees
Latin Name Prunus
Shop By Category Ornamental Trees