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Snowberry vs Russian Almond

Symphoricarpos albus

Prunus tenella

Snowberry
Russian Almond

Snowberry is a 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.

Russian Almond is a low maintenance, short, slightly suckering shrub. It is covered with attractive, bright pink flowers in early spring before its foliage emerges.

This hardy species forms dense thickets that wildlife will flock to for food and cover. Russian Almond prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist soils.

The nuts it produces are quite attractive but very small. Numerous reports suggest the nuts are bitter and possibly toxic in large quantities.

As a low maintenance landscaping tree, this tree is quite popular. Many of our tree farm and garden center customers purchase this and grow them on.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $2.79 - SAVE UP TO 41%
Lowest Price: $2.49 - SAVE UP TO 38%
Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: 20 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
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