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Western Snowberry vs Douglas Maple

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Acer glabrum

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Western Snowberry
Douglas Maple

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.

Douglas Maple is a fast growing, long lived, ornamental tree. It can take on a shrubby or multi-stemmed form with densely packed leaves, making it an excellent tree for privacy screens and hedges.

In the fall, the leaves make a brilliant change to red, orange, or yellow depending on the tree and its sun exposure. Douglas Maple's compact size makes it ideal for planting in urban yards and under power lines.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

DOUGLAS MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
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: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: box maple, dwarf maple, new mexico maple, rock maple, rocky mountain maple, sierra maple


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