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Zones 2-10, 14-24
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal
Toxicity
Ingesting berries may cause illness

Symphoricarpos mollis

Creeping Snowberry, Spreading Snowberry
Caprifoliaceae
Deciduous, Ground covers, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries, Flowers

SYMPHORICARPOS

Plants are upright or arching, typically 2–6 ft. tall and wide, often spreading by root suckers. Most are best used as a wild thicket for erosion control on steep banks. Clusters of small pink or white flowers in spring or early summer. Attractive round, berrylike fruit remains on stems after leaves drop in autumn; attracts birds. Cut stems look good in winter arrangements.

Symphoricarpos mollis

Native to western North America. Like S. albus but usually less than 1 1/2 ft. tall, with earlier, sparser bloom and smaller fruit. Spreads like a groundcover, its trailing branches rooting where they touch soil. Partial shade.

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