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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F. Blake
common snowberry
SYAL

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 3
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color White      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.8
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 12
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 45
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 18
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 76029
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 01/25/2020 08:58 AM CST