Bush SnowberrySnowberry Shrub is a deciduous shrub belonging to Caprifoliaceae or honeysuckle family. Many species of this shrub are classified in the genus Symphoricarpos. Symphoricarpos albus, also known as common snowberry, is one of the most common varieties of this shrub.
As you know, many birds are attracted to this bush, so this shrub is not only a great choice for those who love gardening, but also for those who enjoy bird watching. Since this shrub landscaping has a dense growth and excellent root system, this shrub is also planted for the purpose of soil conservation. It has a dark green oval leaves. The leaves are about 2-4 cm in size. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs along the stem. The flowers are snow white color with a tinge of pink. The flowering season begins in June and continues until September. The berries of common snowberry bush that produces them is also known as ice blocks. Berries make an appearance during the fall and persist through the winter season. Despite all birds not like eating these fruits, birds such as pheasant, quail and hen like to eat those apples ice. There are other varieties of deciduous shrubs that produce berries pink. These are known as Coralberry. The common snowberry can grow to a height of five to six feet. While berries very attractive appearance, they contain a substance called saponin. Ingestion of raw berries can cause dermatitis, dizziness and vomiting. Therefore, if you have small children in your home, make sure that these berries are not within the scope of their children.
If you are thinking of this shrub growing in your garden, then you should know more about the ideal conditions for the growth of this shrub. This is not only a fast growing shrub, it is very strong too. As the plant grows well in full sun, but also will survive in partial shade. As for soil requirements are concerned, make sure the soil is well drained. Ideally, the soil pH should be in the range of 6.8 to 7.7. It can grow well in sandy or loamy soils. While planting the root ball on the ground, make sure you do not plant too deep. The width of the planting hole should be twice the width of the root ball. Although have to water regularly during the growing season first, refrain from over-watering. Mulching is also an important aspect of the snowberry attention. Make sure to add a thick layer of mulch. This is to control the growth of weeds. Make sure that the payment does not cover the trunk of this tree. This shrub is also cultivated in the sense of the landscape. It can be used in shrub borders, hedges or as a ground cover, but to make it look attractive, you should pay attention to pruning. Since this shrub has dense, twiggy branches, make sure you trim the interior correctly.
Snowberry bush is hardy plant, which grows well even with a little care. It is easy to grow and maintain. While this shrub produces beautiful flowers and berries, also have the pleasure of seeing beautiful birds fluttering around this mountain. So what are you waiting for? Plant this bush in his beautiful garden soon!