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Symphoricarpos mollis

Southern California Snowberry, Dwarf Snowberry and Creeping Snowberry.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 18 $ 9.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 22 --
Escondido, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 9 $ 9.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 35 --

Creeping Snowberry grows on north slopes, in ravines, and sometimes is all that's left of an oak woodland in full sun. The more coastal the setting the more sun this snowberry can handle. In some of the shady ravines the light intensity is so low you have to use 400 speed film at noon to take a picture. I've seen Creeping Snowberry along the edge of an interior climate in the heavy shade of Umbellularia californica and Quercus agrifolia a few miles from here where they were growing flat and 5' across with the leaves 1 foot between nodes.
Creeping snowberry was planted at CALM (California Living Museum) in Bakersfield in full sun; looks excellent there for a month each year, when it is in flower and the new leaves are coming out. Then the leaves burn off on the first hot day. But in San Luis Obispo it is over by the Mens Colony in full sun and it looks fine.
Pink flowers are used by hummingbirds, the snowberries are used by California Thrashers(when they get real hungry as the berries taste like Ivory soap).
A delightful, slow-growing groundcover in a shady garden or cool sun garden, in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Mix with Ribes, Heuchera, Lonicera, and Satureja douglasii for an interesting yard.

Symphoricarpos mollis tolerates clay, serpentine, seasonal flooding and deer.
Symphoricarpos mollis is great for a bird garden.
Symphoricarpos mollis's foliage color is green-gray and type is deciduous.
Symphoricarpos mollis's flower color is pink.
Symphoricarpos mollis's fruit is edible.

Communities for Symphoricarpos mollis:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Southern Oak Woodland.

ph: 4.00 to 7.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 0.10 to 1.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 41.00 to 494.00

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