Symphoricarpos albus

Adaptable shrub with attractive foliage and clusters of showy white berry-like fruits that persist through winter. Important late season wildlife forage. Its smooth, oppositely-arranged, round leaves are often used in flower bouquets. Its pink-white bell shaped flowers grow in dense terminal clusters.


Photo credit: Pat Breen

Snowberry Flower

Photo credit: Seven Oak Native Nursery

Snowberry Buds

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Nursery

Snowberry Berry

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • snowberry
  • Snowberry Flower
  • Snowberry Buds
  • Snowberry Berry

Plant Details

Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Shrub Swamp
Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Dry to moist soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds, Wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011, 2010