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Symphoricarpos albus

Snowberry

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Autumn colour

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This deciduous shrub has small pink flowers in summer but it's usually grown for the elegant white berries that it produces in the autumn. The berries are round, fleshy and last long after the shrub has shed its leaves for the year. It grows reasonably quickly and is a good choice for gardeners looking for a shrub to liven up an autumn border. It's happiest in a sunny spot in fertile soil, but it's also adaptable enough to cope with a partially shaded area. The berries can cause a mild skin irritation when handled, so do wear gloves if handling the plant.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Symphoricarpos

Species: albus

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 150cm


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