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Prunus 'Snow Fountain'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Fountain
Additional cultivar information: (aka Snofozam, Snofozam Pendula, Snow Fountains)

Synonym:Prunus subhirtella var. pendula

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

10 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Omegatop On Mar 30, 2011, Omegatop from Hampton, VA wrote:

I've gone through two of these trees. One simply died over the winter and one was killed by the drought of 2010. Lovely trees but I won't invest in a third one.

Positive ic_conifers On Mar 27, 2008, ic_conifers from Iowa City, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I planted this tree in July 2007. This will be the first year it is blooming in my yard. It has a great shape and remains interesting all year.

Neutral waderhead On Oct 14, 2003, waderhead from middleburg hts, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I'm in cleveland Ohio (U.S.) and will be planting this tree in the next week or two. It will be on the north and west side of my front yard, receiving early morning sun until about noon and then partial sun/shade.

Neutral haleygem On Jun 20, 2003, haleygem from Saugus, MA wrote:

We have the Snow Fountain cultivar and it is growing great in sun in zone 6. It is a beautiful tree my only problem is the blooms do not last long enough.

Positive radyek On Apr 20, 2003, radyek from Akron, OH wrote:

Our tree is beautiful, but young still. We want to keep it pruned so it stays on the smaller scale.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 19, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a very beautiful cultivar. It is sterile, so the flowering season is prolonged. The flowers are medium to dark pink, borne in profusion, and open sequentially.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Russellville, Arkansas
Lemoore, California
Mountain View Acres, California
Oakland, California
Sacramento, California
San Leandro, California
Winchester, California
Northbrook, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa
Brunswick, Missouri
Ripley, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Akron, Ohio
Grove City, Ohio
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lebanon, Tennessee
Farmington, Utah
Langley, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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