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Common Snowberry vs Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

Symphoricarpos albus

Potentilla Pensylvanica

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Common Snowberry
Pennsylvania Cinquefoil

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.

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Pennsylvania Cinquefoil is well suited for naturalisation projects as it is a wildflower native to North America. It is widespread and can be found growing in rocky soils at higher elevations in the mountains and foothills, as well as the dry prairies. The Pennsylvania Cinquefoil is capable of growing in cold, harsh conditions. The bright yellow flowers are found at the top of long stalks in small dense clusters and are ideal for attracting pollinators.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

PENNSYLVANIA CINQUEFOIL QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 0.0 m (0.1 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: white waxy berries
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Flowers: yellow
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: prairie cinquefoil