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Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Mother of Pearl' (Snowberry 'Mother of Pearl')

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 'Mother of Pearl'

Other names

Snowberry 'Mother of Pearl'

Genus

Symphoricarpos Symphoricarpos

Variety or Cultivar

'Mother of Pearl' _ 'Mother of Pearl' is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with arching stems bearing broadly ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, lighter beneath and, in summer, racemes of small, bell-shaped, pale-pink flowers followed by pink-flushed, white fruit.


Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Mother of Pearl' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Suckering

Toxicity

Fruits can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

Flower

Pale-pink 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 'Mother of Pearl' (Snowberry 'Mother of Pearl') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, 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 'Mother of Pearl'

Other names

Snowberry 'Mother of Pearl'

Genus

Symphoricarpos Symphoricarpos

Variety or Cultivar

'Mother of Pearl' _ 'Mother of Pearl' is a thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with arching stems bearing broadly ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves, lighter beneath and, in summer, racemes of small, bell-shaped, pale-pink flowers followed by pink-flushed, white fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Suckering

Toxicity

Fruits can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink 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 'Mother of Pearl' (Snowberry 'Mother of Pearl') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, 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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