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Common Snowberry vs Eastern Redbud

Symphoricarpos albus

Cercis canadensis

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Common Snowberry
Eastern Redbud

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.

The Eastern Redbud is known for the pea-like pink buds that emerge in clusters on the bark, embellishing the tree in stunning flowers. They have a longer bloom time, sometimes for two to three weeks before the heart-shaped leaves emerge for the summer. Inedible pods emerge that turn brown in the summer, this tree is a part of the bean family.

Native to the Eastern North America. The Eastern Redbud can tolerate acidic and alkaline soil. Plant this as a beautiful understory species or shaded residential yard or garden. The bright pop of color will make an attractive ornamental tree.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

EASTERN REDBUD QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: rose-purple, pea-like
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: judas tree