Prunus 'Snow Goose'
Common name: 
Snow Goose Flowering Cherry
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, to 20 ft (6 m) tall and 20 ft wide, upright, spreading with age.  Leaves alternate, simple, ovate, new leaves green, not bronze.  Flowers appear before the leaves, pure white, single, they show a typical reddening of the center at the end of flowering (typical of Prunus incisa, one of its parents).
  • Full sun and well-drained soil.    .
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Raised by A. Doorenbos of Holland (Jacobson, 1996).  Apparently a hybrid between Prunus speciosa (syn. P. serrulata var. speciosa) and Prunus incisa (Kuitert, 1999).  ‘Snow Goose’ is listed in nursery catalogs and elsewhere as Prunus ‘Snow Goose’, Prunus subhirtella ‘Snow Goose’ or Prunus serrulata ‘Snow Goose’.
  • Corvallis: Sunset Meadows Arboretum, along Country Club Drive, tree position #50.
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    after petal fall, comparison

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