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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. rotundifolius

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Species Name: Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. rotundifolius
Common Name: Waxberry or Snowberry

Fast growing groundcover under pines or oaks. Ornamental white berries in summer and fall; Can take garden water. Excellent choice for both wildlife and erosion control on slopes. Recommended for high elevations.

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Type: Shrub/Vine
Height by Width: 2-4'h x 3-5'w
Growth Habit: Low trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun-shade
Soil Preference: Rocky and acidic
Water Requirements: Semi-dry to Semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: To 0 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin Desert
Natural Habitat: Rocky or Sandy slopes, open places in coniferous forest from 4000-10, 500'

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