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Snowberry, Symphoricarpos albus


Short description of Symphoricarpos albus, Snowberry

Deciduous shrub, forming arching thickets up to 3 m high; leaves 2-4 cm long, dull green and glabrous, simple, entire or deeply lobed; flowers in dense pink terminal spikes.

Description of Symphoricarpos albus, Snowberry status in GB

Snowberry is widely naturalised throughout GB and northern Europe.

Habitat summary: Symphoricarpos albus, Snowberry

Found in woods, hedges, scrub, waste ground and on railway embankments.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Non-Native
Native range: Northern America
Functional type: Land plant
Status in England: Non-Native
Status in Scotland: Non-Native
Status in Wales: Non-Native
Location of first record: v.c.23
Date of first record: 1863

Distribution map

GB Distribution from BSBI

Author's name:

P Day

Last updated:

October 3rd 2019

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