What Is the Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry?

What Is the Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry?

The Snow Fountain weeping cherry is a slow-growing ornamental cherry tree. When covered with white flowers in the early spring, the weeping branches have the appearance of a snow fall. It is also known by the names Snofozam and White Fountain.

The Snow Fountain weeping cherry can grow 8 to 15 feet tall. It produces small, black, inedible fruit. The tree is vulnerable to borers, aphids, caterpillars and scale. Leaf spot and canker are common diseases affecting this variety of cherry tree. Gardeners plant this cultivar in small areas and use it as border or ground cover. Snow Fountain weeping cherry trees are common in Japanese gardens.