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Common Snowberry vs Smooth Rose

Symphoricarpos albus

Rosa blanda


Common Snowberry
Smooth Rose

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 If there aren't seedlings available for purchase, try purchasing seed from and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

The Smooth Rose is a hardy shrub and is nearly-thornless. This plant is a vigorous grower that is covered in the summer with fragrant, pale pink and white flowers. In the fall, this shrub produces bright-red rose hips that are high in Vitamin C making them great for syrups and preserves.

The Smooth Rose, also known as the Meadow Rose or Prairie Rose, is great for attracting bees and other pollinators to your garden.



Lowest Price: $14.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: white waxy berries
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: pink and white
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Bark: thin smooth
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high

Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: meadow rose, wild rose