Common Snowberry


(Symphoricarpos albus)

common snowberry fruit
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common snowberry flowers
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common snowberry leaves
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Common Snowberry is a dense rounded shrub, widespread across North America. It forms dense thickets via rhizomes in a variety of habitats including rocky slopes, floodplains, rivers edge, and other riparian areas. In early summer racemes of pink flowers give way to plump white berries (poisonous to humans). Common Snowberry also tolerates a variety of light conditions can be planted as an ornamental as well as a naturalized erosion control.