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Western Snowberry vs Nannyberry

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Viburnum lentago

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Western Snowberry
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Flowers: white
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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