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Symphoricarpos - Snowberries

Symphoricarpos (Snowberry) are twiggy deciduous shrubs grown for their juicy white, pink or purple berries which remain on the stems after the leaves drop in fall. Clusters of  tiny bell-shaped pink or white flowers appear In spring or early summer that are attractive to bees. Native to North America, these plants may be upright or arching, typically 2-6 ft. tall and wide. Tolerant of poor soils, grow them in small groups in open woodlands, shrub borders, naturalistic plantings, and on steep banks for erosion control.

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Symphoricarpos albus (Common Snowberry)

Noted for its very ornamental, pure white, waxy berries, Symphoricarpos albus (Snowberry) is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with upright to arching branches that is amazingly adaptable and undemanding.

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Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (Coralberry)

Noted for its showy berries, Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (Coralberry) is a bushy deciduous shrub with gracefully arching stems clothed with dark green, ovate leaves, 2.5 in. long (6 cm). The dense foliage remains attractive from spring to frost.

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Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock' (Snowberry)

Noted for its excellent ability to cover ground and smother weeds, Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock' (Snowberry) is a low, spreading, deciduous shrub with arching, rooting branches that is amazingly adaptable and undemanding.

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