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Symphoricarpos albus



Symphoricarpos albus   

Category: deciduous shrub   Size: medium

Mature Size: 3-4' by 3-4'

Zone: 1-11   Growth Rate: moderate


Elevation (if known): to 9,5000 ft

Water: fairly drought tolerant

Soil : alkali tolerant

Sun: sun to partial shade

Comments: Often used for windscreens, this North American native suckers easily. So far mine has formed a fairly dense clump with suckers coming up near the original clump. They don't need much care. Some people find their irregular growth habit messy, but I like them

Warnings: may host aphids

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: to Western North America

Known Locations: My Alamosa garden. Nice plant.

Information Sources: Trees for Conservation: a Buyer’s Guide (Colorado State Forest), Sunset Western Garden Book