snowberry, common (Symphoricarpos albus)

snowberry, common (Symphoricarpos albus)

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Common snowberry gets its name from the attractive white berries that appear in late summer. The plant spreads by rhizomes to form dense thickets popular with birds and small mammals for food, shelter and nesting sites. The berries are mildly toxic to humans. Snowberry was once popular in old-fashioned dooryard gardens.

Plant Type Deciduous shrub.
Flower Color Pink.
Bloom Period Late spring.
Height at Maturity 3-6'
Plant Spacing 3-6'
Light Requirements Shade, part shade.
Moisture Needs Medium.
Soil Type

Tolerate a variety of soils, grows in sands and gravels.