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Labrador Tea vs Wild Snowberry

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Symphoricarpos spp.

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Labrador Tea
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Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

Wild Snowberry is a mix of Common Snowberry and Western Snowberry. Each shrub's size, flower, and berry colour may vary.

This plant is abundant across the prairies. It can be planted alone or as a hedge in small yards. This shrub's ornamental berries persist into winter. Wild Snowberry can be a natural habitat and food source for various animals.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

WILD SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: showy white berries persist into winter
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: white and occasionally pinkish
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: coralberry, ghostberry, waxberry, wolfberry