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Snowberry vs Washington Hawthorn

Symphoricarpos albus

Crataegus phaenopyrum



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Washington Hawthorn

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.

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.



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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: small red fruits
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: washington thorn

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes