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Common Snowberry vs Alpine Currant

Symphoricarpos albus

Ribes alpinum

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Common Snowberry
Alpine Currant

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.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: mountain currant


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no