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Symphoricarpos albus

Common snowberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height1.2m to 2m
  • Spread2m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPink white red

Description

Symphoricarpos albus (Common snowberry). This species is grown for its ornamental white fruits. The leaves are grey-green. This is a good addition to a wild or woodland garden, and you can grow in any light conditions in average to poor soil. You can plant along a pathway where the berries can be appreciated up close.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Snowberry, Waxberry, Snowberry

Origin

N. America

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental, fruit, shade, erosion control

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will grow in any moist, well-drained soil in sun or shade. Watch out, it is suckering.

Propagation

You can propagate from hard-wood cuttings.

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