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Common Snowberry vs Rugosa Rose

Symphoricarpos albus

Rosa rugosa

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Common Snowberry
Rugosa 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 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.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

RUGOSA ROSE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange-red
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: white, pink, or red
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry