Symphoricarpos oreophilus (Mountain snowberry)

Deciduous, root-spreading shrub from 2 to 5 ft. tall occurring on moderate to well-drained shallow to deep soils along drainages, on slopes and flats from 5,000 to 10,000 feet elevation. Good palatability for both livestock and wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 5 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: White

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 12-15 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:  5,000-10,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.2-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 76,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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