Snowberry - Symphoricarpos albus

    Description

    A shrub reaching 1 to 3 metres, branches quite erect and arching, slender. Leaves round-oval. Flowers pink, bell shaped, 5 to 6 mm long in small spike like racemes. Fruit is a white pulpy berry, 10 to 15 mm

    Habitat

    Hedgerows and embankments, sometimes forming dense thickets by growth of suckers.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Locally naturalised throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 264 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map