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Snowberry vs European Mountain Ash

Symphoricarpos albus

Sorbus aucuparia

Snowberry
European Mountain Ash

Snowberry is small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.

This North American native species is very adaptable, and can be used for erosion control in riparian and restoration areas. Snowberry's fruit attracts wildlife, and livestock can consume the berries without issue.

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans




Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no