Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

Prunus ‘Shirotae’

About Prunus 'Shirotae'

The name of this double-flowered cherry means "snow white"; it is sometimes also referred to as 'Mount Fuji'. The tree’s pink-tinted buds open to clusters of dazzling white, fragrant flowers. These wide-spreading trees grow to 25 feet tall.

Stages of Bloom

Shirotae Pre Bloom Shirotae First Bloom Shirotae Peak Bloom Shirotae Post Bloom
Pre Bloom First Bloom Peak Bloom Post Peak

Location at BBG

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Osborne Garden (East), Overlook Slope, Ginkgo Fence (South of parking lot)


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Brooklyn, NY 11225


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