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Snowberry vs Tall Manna Grass

Symphoricarpos albus

Glyceria grandis

Snowberry
Tall Manna Grass

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.

Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash of colour to the waterside that most other aquatics can’t offer.

Manna Grass is good for returning disturbed sites to nature and provides nourishment to many animals, except for cattle who find it toxic.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

TALL MANNA GRASS QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: stalks topped with purple florets bloom in july-september
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

Toxicity: toxic to cattle



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