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Common Snowberry vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Symphoricarpos albus

Prunus x cistena

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Common Snowberry
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

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.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry provides bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in the fall. In the spring, tiny flowers with a pinkish white hue bloom. The flowers are small, but the impact comes from the shrub blossoming all at once.

The Purple leaf sand cherry can be susceptible to pests and diseases in more humid areas; a typical life span is approximately 15 years. Not suitable for a privacy hedge on its own but is often alternated with lilacs. Often used as an accent plant that attracts birds and bees.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $14.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: white waxy berries
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: pinkish
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Bark: dark red to purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

Toxicity: the leaves and seed are slightly toxic

Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry