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Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii (Snowberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii

Other names

Snowberry

Genus

Symphoricarpos Symphoricarpos

Species

S. x doorenbosii - S. x doorenbosii is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, lighter beneath, and, in summer, short racemes of small, bell-shaped, greenish-white flowers followed by spherical, white or pale pink fruit.


Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Suckering

Toxicity

Fruits can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

Flower

Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii (Snowberry) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained, soil in sun or part-shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii

Other names

Snowberry

Genus

Symphoricarpos Symphoricarpos

Species

S. x doorenbosii - S. x doorenbosii is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, lighter beneath, and, in summer, short racemes of small, bell-shaped, greenish-white flowers followed by spherical, white or pale pink fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Suckering

Toxicity

Fruits can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii (Snowberry) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained, soil in sun or part-shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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