Growing Snowberry Shrubs In The Garden
While common snowberry shrubs may not be the most beautiful or best behaved shrubs in the garden, they have features that keep them interesting throughout most of the year. It is native to parts of North America. Due to its beautiful foliage, flowers, and snow-white berries, this shrub is grown in residential or commercial spaces. Many landscaping artists use it to add visual interest. To add to that, even hummingbirds are attracted to this shrub. So, if you have this shrub in your garden, you will surely get to see hummingbirds flitting around its twiggy branches and the snow-white flowers. Snowberry shrubs grow about 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide, but you should plant them a little further apart. You’ll need room for maintenance and space to allow good air circulation to help cut down on the incidence of disease. Keep the soil moist until the plant is established. Afterward, it tolerates dry spells. Common snowberry doesn’t need annual fertilization but will appreciate an application of balanced fertilizer every other year or so. Prune regularly to remove diseased and damaged parts of the shrub.
Where diseases like powdery mildew are serious problems, try to open up the shrub to allow better air circulation. Remove suckers as they appear. The snowberry shrub is hardy plant, so it will grow well even with a little care. While these shrubs will produce beautiful flowers and berries, you will also have the pleasure of seeing beautiful birds hovering around this bush.