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Western Snowberry vs Amur Maackia

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Maackia amurensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Western Snowberry
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: brown
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: maackia


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