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Snowberry vs Labrador Tea

Symphoricarpos albus

Ledum groenlandicum

Snowberry
Labrador Tea

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.

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested



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