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Western Snowberry vs Diablo Ninebark

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Physocarpus opulifolius Diablo

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Western Snowberry
Diablo Ninebark

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.

Diablo Ninebark is a small, low maintenance, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or color to any yard. This plant grows dark purple leaves in the spring and grows slightly faster than Common Ninebark. It features flaky red to brown bark, clusters of white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves. Diablo Ninebark can make a dense and colorful hedge, or it can be an attractive ornamental by itself.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

DIABLO NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Berries: red
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Flowers: white
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Bark: brown to red, exfoliating
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: eastern ninebark, purple ninebark


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no