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Beaked Hazelnut vs Western Snowberry

Corylus cornuta

Symphoricarpus occidentalis


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Beaked Hazelnut
Western Snowberry

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Like the Common Snowberry, the Western Snowberry is a small shrub with pink flowers useful for feeding livestock and preventing erosion. Unlike the common species, however, the Western Snowberry is much more suited to wet conditions, capable of persevering through poor soil drainage and occasional flooding.

After the Snowberry's flowers have bloomed, it produces berries which often last on the plant through winter. These berries are toxic to humans, but livestock and local wildlife love them! Those hoping to attract wildlife to their property can plant Snowberry and expect to see animals foraging on it much later in the year than other plants.



Lowest Price: $16.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts

Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans

Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes