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Western Snowberry vs Snowball Viburnum

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Viburnum opulus roseum

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Western Snowberry
Snowball Viburnum

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.

Snowball Viburnum is a popular ornamental shrub with prolific flowering. This plant is prized for its round clusters of white flowers that resemble snowballs, delighting children and adults. In fall, its leaves turn vibrant shades of red. Snowball Viburnum is sought after as a single accent shrub, but can also make a dense hedge or privacy screen.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

SNOWBALL VIBURNUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: purplish-red
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Berries: red to dark purple berries
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Flowers: white
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Bark: gold to gray
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: european cranberrybush, guelder rose, snowball bush, snowball tree


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