From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Symphoricarpos mollis
Common Name: Creeping snowberry
- Attractive pink flowers and white berries. Berries are not edible. Good for dry, shady areas and erosion control.
- Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 2-3' H x 3' W
- Growth Habit: low and spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
- Soil Preference: Sand to clay
- Water Requirements: Semi-dry
- Cold Hardy to:
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Pink
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Western California, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, British Columbia, Idaho, New Mexico.
- Natural Habitat: Ridges, slopes, open places in woods. Elevation: below 9000'.
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Low growing erect, diffusely branched deciduous shrub with roundish leaves, small pink flowers and snow-white berries. Found in shady places, the plants only growing a foot or so high, sending up many stems from the ground and soon spreading over a large space. Excellent as a ground cover under trees. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.