“Resembling popcorn, the abundant clustered white fruits of this small deciduous shrub accompany the fuzzy medium-green leaves from late summer into winter, remaining for several weeks after leaf drop. The dense twiggy stems of this western North American native sucker to form a low upright thicketing plant. The inconspicuous tiny pink flowers are produced at the branch tips in early summer. The medium-sized oval leaves do not turn color in fall. The natural variety laevigatus is most often encoutnered in landscapes as it is a vigorous, relatively tall form with larger, more abundant fruits.
Tolerant of nutrient-poor, heavy, or alkaline soils, the adaptable snowberry bears fruits most heavily in full sun, but accepts partial shade. It becomes quite unkempt with age. Prune back older plants in late winter to allow them to rejuvenate. It is best used as a naturalized planting, perhaps in a mixed border with vigorous companions.”
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