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Common Snowberry vs Black Hawthorn

Symphoricarpos albus

Crataegus douglasii

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Common Snowberry
Black Hawthorn

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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: white
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple


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Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
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