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Western Snowberry vs Burning Bush

Symphoricarpus occidentalis

Euonymus alatus

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Western Snowberry
Burning Bush

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.

Burning Bush is a unique shrub whose leaves turn firey red in the fall. You can plant it in rows to make a hedge or on its own. Burning Bush requires little maintenance and thrives in just about any kind of soil, which makes it a good choice for inexperienced growers. Plant it in full sun to get its best fall color.

Note: Burning Bush is considered an invasive species in eastern North America. Please plant the right tree in the right place.

WESTERN SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

BURNING BUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
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: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: fiery red
Berries: small, dense clusters which often last through winter. poisonous to humans
Berries: reddish purple
Flowers: pinkish white in small clusters, blooms june-august
Flowers: yellow-green
Bark: pale green to light red-brown, greys and shreds with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries are toxic to humans


Other Names: buckbrush, wolfberry
Other Names: winged burning bush, winged euonymus, winged spindle


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