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.
Botanical Name: Symphoricarpos albus Family: CaprifoliaceaeNative to: Eastern North America, Interior North America, Western North America Eco benefits: erosion control Natural habitat: waters edge, inner forests, hillsides & uplands, rocky slopes, floodplains Shapes: round, clump, upright Height: 3-6ft width: 3-6ft Unique attractions: fruit, winter interest Tolerances: soil compaction Common uses: landscaping, naturalized plantings Light: full sun, partial shade, full shade Soil: tolerates wet feet, ph adaptable, dry, wet