Snowberry

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Pretty pink blooms and plump white berries, the radiant native Snowberry Bush (Symphoricarpos albus) will delight you in the spring, summer, and fall! Featuring a low, spreading accent shrub that's perfect for covering the ground and forming naturalized groups, colonies, and thickets that birds and wildlife to take shelter in!

Spring begins as clusters of darling bell-shaped blossoms in ranges of pink to light pink to white. These dainty flowers attract Hummingbirds and a plethora of native bees and other pollinators.

Also known as, the Waxberry and White Coralberry and Ice Apple because the fruit forms plump, frosty-white fruits that persist through late summer until autumn! Snip a few stems for your bouquets and brides love these quirky bouquet additions!

The rounded dark green foliage forms along the slender arching stems, arranged in opposite pairs, creating a unique landscape appearance! These natives are rambling, spreading groundcovers or mounding low shrubs are a huge boon for berry-eating birds!

Planting and Application:

Common Snowberry, or Native Snowberry bushes are great for creating thickets that naturalize gradually in both sun and some lightly shaded locations of the landscape! Add airy branching and foliage, plus ornamental white fall berries into your mixed shrub borders, bird-friendly groupings, and naturalized, native plantings without the work or fuss!

The white clusters of berries stand out in the landscape through fall and winter, at least until the birds find them! The blooms make these suitable for Pollinator Gardens, while their moisture-loving roots make them fantastic in Rain Gardens.

Its dense, twiggy growth makes a welcoming habitat for ground-dwelling birds and other small animals. The root systems are perfect for erosion control, steep hillsides, and slopes, or as naturalized borders and low hedges!

  • Cute Pinkish Bell-Shaped Spring Flowers
  • Airy Branching & Rounded Neatly Arranged Blue-Green Leaves
  • Late Summer to Fall Display of Fat White Berries
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly Native Shrubs
  • Low Hedges, Backdrops, Groupings & Naturalized Plantings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Snowberry Bushes tolerate a wide range of sun and shade conditions, as well as poor soil and neglect. Once established, they even handle moist to occasionally soggy soil and urban conditions! These hardy natives are truly adaptable plants! Appreciating a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over their soil surfaces, established Snowberry are wonderfully easy to grow and only need supplemental moisture during drought and the summer months.

Prune these shrubs in the early spring before new growth emerges. Alternately, you can renewal prune every 3-5 years and only prune out the oldest, least productive branching, leaving newer more vigorously growing stems in place.

  • Full Sun & Partial/Afternoon Shade & Full Shade
  • Widely Adaptable - Tolerant of Infertile Soil & Neglect
  • Mulch Well in Drier & Hotter Climates
  • Pruning Before New Growth Shows in Spring
  • Very Tolerant & Easy to Grow

Plump berries and an easy-going nature, the native Snowberry bush will delight you and your pollinators! Order yours today at Nature Hills and support your local ecosystem by planting hardy native plants in your landscape!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Snowberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3 - 7
Growing Zones 3 - 7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Symphoricarpos albus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No