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    Symphoricarpos albus

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    Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Snowberry fruit

    Snowberry fruit

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    Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Snowberry

    Snowberry

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Snowberry flowers

    Snowberry flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  5 feet

    Spread:  6 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Description:

    A durable and hardy small shrub which produces small pink flowers and showy white berries in fall and into winter; incredibly adaptable to poor conditions, performs well in shade; bushy habit, tends to sucker, good for filling in a tough spot

    Ornamental Features

    Snowberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent white berries from early to late fall. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Snowberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Suckering

    Snowberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Snowberry will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Fruit  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features

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