Common name: Snowberry, Waxberry, Common Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F.Blake APNI*
Description: Dense shrub about 1 m tall.
Leaves to 5 (–7) cm long, 3 cm wide, elliptic or more or less orbicular, often lobed on fresh shoots.
Flower clusters 3–4 cm long; summer. Flowers pink, bell-shaped, stamens slightly protruding.
Fruit about 1 cm wide, pure white.
Distribution and occurrence: Its far. laevigatus is a cultivated shrub in cooler districts. Naturalising near the visitor centre at Yarrangobilly Caves. Native to North America.
NSW subdivisions: *ST
Text by KL Wilson (August 2008); Kerry Gibbons, adapted from R.Spencer, HortFlora [accessed 4 May 2023].
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