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Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

This deciduous shrub or tree is densely branched and grows between 0.6 to 1.8 meters tall. It can form thickets with creeping underground stems. The small but showy flowers are white to pink and have both male and female parts. These flowers occur in small clusters of 8 to 16 along the stems and are insect-pollinated.  The round fruit is 8 to 12 mm long.

Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Symphoricarpos albus here.

Download the CPP species profile for Symphoricarpos albus here.

For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Symphoricarpos albus on the USA-NPN website

Symphoricarpos albus on Calflora

Symphoricarpos albus on USDA PLANTS

Symphoricarpos albus' USFS profile


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