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Symphoricarpos albus 'Tilden Park'

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Species Name: Symphoricarpos albus 'Tilden Park'
Common Name: Tilden Park Snowberry

An attractive understory plant for dry shade, though it tolerates additional water. 'Tilden Park' was selected for it's "bushy habit, clean foliage and reliable fruit". White berries appear in fall and winter. Caution: berries are mildly toxic to humans.

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Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected by Roy Taylor at Tilden Park Botanical Garden
Natural Habitat: Shady woods, streambanks, north slopes



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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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