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Bearberry vs Western Snowberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

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Bearberry
Western Snowberry

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

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.

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1b
Zone: 1a
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: small, purple-white
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans

Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry
Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes