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Ninebark vs Western Snowberry

Physocarpus opulifolius

Symphoricarpos occidentalis

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Ninebark
Western Snowberry

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

Like the Common Snowberry, the Western Snowberry is a small shrub with pink flowers useful for feeding livestock and preventing erosion. Unlike the common species, however, the Western Snowberry is much more suited to wet conditions, capable of persevering through poor soil drainage and occasional flooding.

After the Snowberry's flowers have bloomed, it produces berries which often last on the plant through winter. These berries are toxic to humans, but livestock and local wildlife love them! Those hoping to attract wildlife to their property can plant Snowberry and expect to see animals foraging on it much later in the year than other plants.

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Berries: small, white, poisonous to humans
Flowers: small white clusters
Flowers: pinkish white
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: high




Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans

Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry