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Western Snowberry vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Lonicera involucrata

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Western Snowberry
Bracted Honeysuckle

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.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Berries: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
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: 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: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes