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Western Snowberry vs Variegated Dogwood

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Western Snowberry
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark, white flowers, and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf, giving this shrub a distinctive look.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
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: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: tatarian dogwood


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