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Snowberry vs Green Bulrush

Symphoricarpos albus

Scirpus pallidus

Snowberry
Green Bulrush

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.

Green Bulrush is a common waterside plant, suitable for erosion control and land reclamation. Despite this, Green Bulrush is very drought resistant once established. Bulrushes can cool nearby areas on hot days.

Unlike many of the other waterside plants available, Green Bulrush does not attract wildlife. This makes it a good choice for surrounding residential water sources.

Green Bulrush is topped with spiky balls of florets, green in the spring and fading to brown in the fall.

SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

GREEN BULRUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 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 green spiked clusters, fading to brown over time
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



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans




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