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Western Snowberry vs Manchurian Apricot

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica

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Western Snowberry
Manchurian Apricot

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.

Manchurian Apricot is a winter-hardy relative of the native plum. This tree can stand some drought, but will not handle standing water or saturated moist soils. It can be used in shelterbelts, hedges, or as an ornamental. Manchurian Apricot will also attract songbirds, rabbits, and other rodents if left uncontrolled.

This tree will produce fruit once it reaches maturity at between two and five years old. Other famous cultivars of Manchurian Apricot include Scout Apricot, Moongold, and many more.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN APRICOT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: orange to yellow
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Flowers: early bloom ranging from white to light pink
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Bark: reddish to cinnamon brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



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: no