Symphoricarpos albus (Common snowberry)

Deciduous, root-spreading shrub 2 to 5 feet tall found on moderate to well-drained soils on slopes, flats and drainages between 5,000 and 8,000 ft. elevation. Good forage for livestock and wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 3.0 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: White

Bloom Period: Early summer

Annual Precipitation: 12-45 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 5,000-8,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes 

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.0-7.8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 76,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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