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Common Snowberry vs Northern Red Currant

Symphoricarpos albus

Ribes triste

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Common Snowberry
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Common 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.

The Northern Red Currant is also known as the Swamp Red currant due to its preference for moist soil. As long as the soil is wet, this shrub can live in any degree of sunlight.

The currant itself is a bright red-purple berry enjoyed by many animals and some people for its sour flavour, similar to garden red currants. The flowers of this shrub are tiny and red or greenish-purple.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.8 m (2.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: small shiny, sour, bright red berries
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: drooping clusters of redish or greenish purple in may-june
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Bark: new green twigs become smooth and reddish brown, bark begins to peel over time
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: swamp red currant


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