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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.
- Member of the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family).
- Native to North America.
- Family members include Abelia, Sambucus, Viburnum and Weigela.
- 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.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
Storage Specifics: Most likely 32-34F.
- From the Greek "symphorein" (bear together) and "karpos" (a fruit), referring to the clustered fruit.
- Grown mostly for its white berries.