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University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Common Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus
Common Snowberry leaves
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, leaf spots and rot that discolors the fruit are common.

Due to high incidence of disease and vigorous suckering, this shrub tends to require high maintenance.

Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
Mature Height: 3-6 Feet
Mature Width: 3-6 Feet
Features: Small spikes of pink flowers (not very showy); fruits are white and berry-like from September through November.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soils are best, but tolerates some dryness; tolerates alkaline soil.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad rounded; tends to sucker.
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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