Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Western Snowberry vs Russian White Mulberry

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Morus alba tatarica

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

SOLD OUT

Western Snowberry
Russian White Mulberry

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.

Russian White Mulberry is a cold hardy and adaptable tree. It is a great choice for the impatient gardener as it reaches its mature height in a short period of time and has an attractive, dense, and rounded form.

Odd looking berries are produced among a backdrop of glossy, deep green foliage. The blackberry-esque berries ripen slowly over the season, ranging in color from white, pink, and purple-violet. While the berries are not well regarded for fresh eating, they have made tasty jams and preserves.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

RUSSIAN WHITE MULBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Berries: white, tart, nutritious and sweet
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium



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: yes