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Symphoricarpos albus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sim-for-ee-KAR-poss AL-bus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Suckers and forms colonies; flowers on new growth

A bushy, rounded shrub is twiggy, ascending branches.  It can be found growing in forests or natural areas of bottomland woods.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#poisonous berries
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#poisonous berries
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Symphoricarpos
    Species:
    albus
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Subarctic America to North & West Central U.S.A
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Rounded
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The 2-4" dark green leaves have a smooth margin
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting and diarrhea
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate and possibly saponic glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits