Latin: Symphoricarpos albus
Other common names: Common snowberry, Belluaine, Mountain Snowberry
Mature Height: 4 ft
Soil / Climate: Often seen in rocky areas, fence rows, and riverbanks, but will grow almost anywhere (prefers limestone and clay). It can handle both dry and moist locations. Grows in both full sun and shade. (Sun will maximize fruit yields)
Notes: Leaves are oval, 1-2 inches long, and autumn color is blueish green. Fruit is 1/4 – 5/8 inches in diamter, and completely white. Fruit holds throught the entire winter. Often used to control soil erosion. White or pink blossoms between twigs come out during June and July. White berries, from where the shrub gets its name, follow the flowers and turn brown as they age. Snowberry is a source of food and shelter for several species of songbirds and small mammals. Eating the snowberries may cause diarrhea and vomiting.