Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

Native shrub growing up to 5 feet tall, typically forming a thicket after time up to 6 feet wide. Dark green foliage covers slender, wiry twigs. Small pink flowers bloom during the summer attracting bees and butterflies. Following the flowers, the plant produces small white berries palatable to birds, browsers, and small mammals. Berries aren’t palatable to humans and can be toxic.

Description

Native shrub growing up to 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide with dark green foliage covering slender, wiry twigs. Small pink flowers bloom during the summer attracting bees and butterflies. Following the flowers, the plant produces clusters of small white berries. The fruit of Common Snowberry appeals to birds, browsers, and small mammals; not palatable to humans and can be toxic. Grows well in sun or shade and prefers moist soil, well drained soils.

 

 

 

Additional information

Scientific Name

Symphoricarpos albus

Common Name

Common Snowberry

Bloom Time

Summer