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Common Snowberry vs Western Red Cedar

Symphoricarpos albus

Thuja plicata

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Common Snowberry
Western Red Cedar

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.

Western Red Cedar is native to the Pacific Northwest, and is the largest tree in the cypress family. Featuring horizontol branching with scale-like dark green foliage that has a strong aroma. The wood is naturally durable and light, and is resistent to decay and insects, making it sought after for house siding, panelling, furniture, and fences. This is British Colombia's offical tree.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $4.99 - SAVE UP TO 29%
Zone: 1a
Zone: 5a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 45 m (150 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: giant cedar, pacific red cedar