|'Snow Goose' is a cultivar bearing single white flowers early in the season, and has some disease resistance. It has an erect habit, starting out quite narrow and widening with age. Height and spread 20 feet.
Rounded to horizontal, deciduous tree with beautiful, coppery-red, glossy, peeling bark. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and tapered to 4 inches long, turning yellow in the fall. White flowers are bowl-shaped to 3/4 inch across, solitary or in groups of 2 to 4, borne as leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by ovoid cherry-like fruit, 1/2 inch long.
Favorite cultivars include 'Kwanzan' which has double, pink, rose-like blossoms, 'Amanogawa', a mid-season bloomer with semi-double, light pink flowers, 'Tai Haku', a white flowerer with the largest blooms of any fowering cherry.