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Symphoricarpus albus (Snowberry)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Symphoricarpus albus Description

This hardy deciduous shrub is both low maintenance and fast growing, being grown for its arching habit and long lasting white winter 'snow' berries, it also produces tiny pink flowers loved by bees. Good for clipping / ground cover - 1.2x1.m wide.


Symphoricarpus albus - Cultivation Notes

Tough and easy to grow, snowberry is much loved by municipal parks and car parks! However it flourishes on any well drained soil, tolerates exposure, full sun or part shade, and you can cut it back hard or trim to form a hedge. A very useful all rounder.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Symphoricarpus albus:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Design & Plant Use for Symphoricarpus albus:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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