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Common Snowberry vs Thunderchild Flowering Crab

Symphoricarpos albus

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

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Common Snowberry
Thunderchild Flowering Crab

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.

Note: This difficult to grow species is not regularly scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. If there aren't seedlings available for purchase, try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Thunderchild Flowering Crab is a hybrid crab apple known for its attractive and fragrant dark pink blossoms and deep purple mature leaves.

Tree farmers will find this hybrid appealing as a pollinator for other apples, while home growers will enjoy the red pome's ability to attract flocks of Cedar Waxwings in the early spring.

This species is reportedly resistant to fireblight.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: white waxy berries
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry