Symphoricarpos vaccinioides is 3-4\' deciduous sub-shrub, with small pink flowers. We\'ve seen this plant N. of Bishop next to Pinus jeffreyi, Purshia tridentata and glandulosa, Eriogonum umbellatum var. chlorothamnus and Penstemon Bridgesii. It grows in full sun in fairly dry sites in granite-based soils. S. vacciniodes has been very happy here in full sun to part-shade.
Taxonomy really stinks on this plant. Intermountain flora calls it Symphoricarpos oreophilus, Munz calls this plants Symphoricarpos vaccinioides , Jepson calls it Symphoricarpos rotundifolius
. So we've combined this plant into Symphoricarpos rotundifolius
Symphoricarpos vaccinioides is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Symphoricarpos vaccinioides has color green-gray and is deciduous.
Flower of Symphoricarpos vaccinioides has color pink.
Fruit of Symphoricarpos vaccinioides is edible.
Communities for Symphoricarpos vaccinioides:Lodgepole Forest, Sub-Alpine Forest and Yellow Pine Forest.