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Snowberry vs Bearberry

Symphoricarpos albus

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Snowberry
Bearberry

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.

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: small, purple-white
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
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