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Common Snowberry vs Chester Thornless Blackberry

Symphoricarpos albus

Rubus fruticosa Chester (Thornless)

Common Snowberry
Chester Thornless Blackberry

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.

Chester Thornless Blackberry is a self-pollinating fruit-bearing shrub. In mid-summer, the Chester Thornless Blackberry produces large, sweet-tasting, heart-shaped blackberries that are perfect for fresh eating. It is a semi-erect blackberry plant that requires little support from a trellis to keep its fruit off the ground. Don't forget to protect your berries. The birds love this shrub almost as much as you will.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

CHESTER THORNLESS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Berries: heart shaped black
Firmness: firm
Harvest: July
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: pink
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: chester blackberry, hardy blackberry


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