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Snowberry vs Variegated Dogwood

Symphoricarpos albus

Cornus alba Argenteo-marginata

Snowberry
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans




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