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Snowberry vs Ninebark

Symphoricarpos albus

Physocarpus opulifolius

Snowberry
Ninebark

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.

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: small white clusters
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: 30 years +
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans




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