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Common Snowberry vs Shiny Cotoneaster

Symphoricarpos albus

Cotoneaster lucidius

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Common Snowberry
Shiny Cotoneaster

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 Shiny Cotoneaster (Hedge Cotoneaster) is a dense, deciduous shrub that gets its name from the glossy dark green leaves that turn an eye-catching mix of red and purple in the fall.
It produces small, pink flowers in spring and by late summer they are followed by red berries that ripen to black. This plant is great for attracting wildlife as it is loved by both birds and butterflies.

While the Shiny Cotoneaster does produce berries, they are inedible to humans. This plant takes pruning and shearing well, making it easy to shape to your liking and is a great choice for a hedge or privacy screen in your yard.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

SHINY COTONEASTER QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: mix of yellow scarlet, red, purple
Berries: white waxy berry-like drupes
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: small, pale pink
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans

Toxicity: may cause stomach upset

Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: hedge cotoneaster, shiny leaf cotoneaster