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Snowberry

Symphoricarpos spp.

Also known as

Coral berry

Symphoricarpos albus by ArtMechanic (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Snowberry Overview

Genus also termed snowberry, waxberry or ghostberry after its predominantly white, waxy fruits. It contains approximately 16 hardy, deciduous shrubs with simple, oppositely arranged foliage. These produce clusters of bell-shaped, white-pink flowers which develop into long-lasting spherical fruits coloured white, pink, blue or purple. This genus is tolerant of poor soil and pollution and suits planting in a shrub border, or as informal hedging.

How to propagate Snowberry

Cuttings

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer. Take hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Division

Division in the autumn.

Other uses of Snowberry

Grown mainly for their clusters of showy, long persistent fruits.