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Symphoricarpos albus laevigatus/Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus laevigatus / Symphoricarpos albus laevigatus
Large number of edible white fruit produced by this Alaskan plant
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Large number of edible white fruit produced by this Alaskan plant

Close view of white berries in late fall and early winter

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Scientific Name: Symphoricarpos albus laevigatus
Common Name: Snowberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: An easily grown shrub found from coastal California and north to Alaska. Hummingbirds like pink summer flowers and the white berries are edible by wildlife, but of poor quality. Can grow in dry or moist soils.