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Sandbar Willow vs Western Snowberry

Salix exigua

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

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Sandbar Willow
Western Snowberry

Sandbar Willow is a deciduous species native to much of North America. This mid-sized, fast-growing shrub can be found in very wet areas, making it an ideal plan to use in a wet area with erosion risk.

Sandbar Willow has long, narrow green leaves, and its grassy narrow stems give it an attractive, bamboo-like appearance.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

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.

SANDBAR WILLOW QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans

Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes