Snowberry – Native Plant Spotlight

Each year King Conservation District sells more than 60,000 native plants. The Bareroot Native Plant Sale is only once a year and offers a great discount price for locally grown native plants.

Native plants have long been adapted specifically to our region. Not only do they grow well in our climate, they also provide beneficial environmental outcomes that range from soil stabilization and water filtration to beneficial wildlife and pollinator habitat. Keep an eye out for our native plant spotlights to learn fun facts and important uses for native plants.

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

Snowberry is a native shrub with unique leaves, varying from one leaf to the next. Its small bell-shaped pink flowers will surprise you with their dainty beauty and distinctive white berries grown in bunches.

These clusters of white berries stick around throughout the winter making it a great year-round ornamental plant, and an important food source for birds long after other berries have been gobbled up.

Check out Snowberry at KCD’s Native Plant Sale if you’re looking for a species that will happily grow in sun to shade and dry to moist conditions.

Rosie McGoldrick, AmeriCorps Education & Outreach Specialist

Jim Pojar, Andy MacKinnon: Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast 2004

Featured Photo Credit: H. Zell, Own Work, CC by 3.0


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