Snowberry


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Snowberry
Common Name: Snowberry
Botanical Name: Symphoricarpos spp. or S. alba (sim-for-i-KAR-pos)
Decorative Life: Weeks.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Recut stems under water and place into a hydration, bleach or fresh flower food solution.
  • Berry abscission (the fruit falls off easily) is essentially the main problem. Until we know more about this species, one can try anti-ethylene treatments and one should also minimize water stress.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family).
  • Native to North America.
  • Family members include Abelia, Sambucus, Viburnum and Weigela.
Personality:
  • Used mainly for the clusters of white berries along bare, woody stems.
  • Stems cut to various lengths.
  • Plant is a deciduous shrub, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
Availability: Fall.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
Storage Specifics: Most likely 32-34F.
Tidbits:
  • From the Greek "symphorein" (bear together) and "karpos" (a fruit), referring to the clustered fruit.
  • Grown mostly for its white berries.