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Common Snowberry vs Aronia Berry

Symphoricarpos albus

Aronia melanocarpa

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Common Snowberry
Aronia Berry

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 you don't seedlings available for purchase, try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Aronia Berry produce black fruit that some people find too astringent, they are also known as Black Chokeberry. It is native to Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States. This branching shrub forms well rooted clumps that can spread.
Flowers are usually white or pink and form all over the shrub.

These shrubs grow well under other trees and their fall color is a vibrant red. It is common to see it used as a hedge.

The berries have their own unique flavour. The polyphenols and anthocyanins are touted as healthy antioxidants and lots of research seems to be underway on the health benefits of this fruit.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

ARONIA BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: wine red to apricot color -- extremely attractive
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: attractive whitish-pink flowers in loose clusters of up to 8, clusters up to 2 inches in width
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: black choke berry, black chokeberry