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October 14, 2021: Plant of the Week- Symphoricarpos albus (Snowberry)

Symphoricarpos albus is a deciduous, rhizomatous shrub that can grow from 2 to 8 ft. tall,  blooming May through August and mostly found along forest edges. This plant grow best in dry to moist soil, with full to part sun. The bark can be a greenish brown, or just brown. The foliage is round to oval shape with lightly toothed green leaves. While the flowers provide a good contrast with small white, to light pink bell shaped flowers; that form in clusters. Thefruits are berries that are white, waxy, and round, that form in August or after the flower fades, and can stick around all winter! This shrub is great for your garden as it can help control erosion in areas, and provide berries for wildlife and birds to eat.

 

 For more information, please check out the Burke Herbarium link below:

https://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Symphoricarpos%20albus