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Scientific Name: Symphoricarpos albus (L.) Blake
Synonym: Symphoricarpos albus var. pauciflorus, Symphoricarpos racemosus, Symphoricarpos pauciflorus
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Snowberry (Symphoricarpos  albus)
Symphoricarpos racemosus, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 276. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Northern North America

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, densely branched 3 to 6 feet tall (90-180 cm); rhizomatous; oval leaves, margins sometimes lobed, 0.8 to 2.4 inches long (2-6 cm), paler underside

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Rhizome separation, seeds

The epithet 'albus' comes from the Latin for white, referring to the color of the fruit.

Blooming Habits:
Pinkish white, bell shaped small flowers, 0.24 inch in diameter (6 mm), in small terminal clusters, at the end of the spring. They produce white, waxy, round drupes, up to 0.5 inch in diameter (1.2 cm). Each drupe contains 2 nutlets with 1 seed per nutlet. The fruits are generally considered toxic.

Fruiting Habits:

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