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Western Snowberry vs Arnold Hawthorn

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Crataegus arnoldiana

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

COMING SOON

Western Snowberry
Arnold Hawthorn

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.

Arnold Hawthorn is a low-branched tree favored by wildlife and landscapers. This tree's beautiful white flowers and bright red berries make it an attractive ornamental in anyone's yard. Arnold Hawthorn is also used in windbreaks and riparian planting.

Despite its thorns, Arnold Hawthorn is a popular choice of food and shelter for deer and birds. Humans can also eat these berries fresh or preserved, but Arnold Hawthorn will not have high yields until it matures at 5-8 years.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

ARNOLD HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: 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 pomes about 1 cm in diameter
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 to brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
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