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Questions About Snowberry Plant

Asked by
CaroleD on
September 16, 2015

Q. dwarf Snowberry bush

My Dwarf Snowberry bush is 3 years old, and while it bloomed beautifully this summer, the flowers are gone and the berries that formed are rotting or drying on the bush and now is getting dead material on the ends of the branches. Is the plant dying or is there something I can do for it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 18, 2015
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Snowberry is susceptible to some diseases.

Trim any dead and damaged material and dispose of.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/snowberry-bush/snowberry-bush-care.htm

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Asked by
Nubtog on
September 12, 2016

Q. Snowberry bushes

Parts of my snowberry look like twigs and look like are they’re dead. What can I do? We live in a hot climate and they are watered regularly on drip system. Thank you!!

Answered by
Alisma on
September 12, 2016
Certified Expert
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You should prune out the dead branches by cutting them at their base (where the dead branch attaches to a larger branch or the main stem). This will benefit the shrub's health and allow it to grow back stronger. The best time to prune is in the late winter or early spring. However, do not remove more than 1/3 of the entire plant at one time.

Here is more about snowberry shrub care:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/snowberry-bush/snowberry-bush-care.htm

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Asked by
Flissyb on
November 22, 2016

Q. Snowberry bushes

When should you plant?

Answered by
Alisma on
November 23, 2016
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Snowberry bushes should be planted in spring or in early to mid fall. Choose a cool, overcast day to plant, and use proper planting techniques:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/shrubs/hgic1052.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 21, 2017

Q. Snowberryshrubs

Have planted in front of house in attempt to have native shrubs and plants. They seem to get very spindly although look healthy and are growing. I cut them back and thinned early spring. Is this correct maintenance so they do not take over garden? Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 21, 2017
Certified Expert
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Make sure your Snowberry Shrubs are spaced properly and pruned regularly. Here is an article that may help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/snowberry-bush/snowberry-bush-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 8, 2017

Q. snowberry bush – pollination/fruit-bearing

do i need two snowberry bushes in my garden in order for them to pollinate each other and bear fruit, or can one bush do it all on its own? thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 8, 2017
Certified Expert
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Since the Snowberry attracts a just about every pollinator out there (bees, hummingbirds and butterflies), there's a good chance that the flowers on a single bush will develop into fruit. If you want a 100% certainty of your shrubs bearing fruit, go ahead and get two, but space them carefully so that they get plenty of air circulation which will reduce the chance of disease.

Don't forget that all parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested, except to the birds who will eat them during the winter months.

Here is some additional information on Snowberry bushes:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/snowberry-bush/snowberry-bush-care.htm

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Asked by
sueban on
July 7, 2017

Q. snowberry

what is the height and spread

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 9, 2017
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Asked by
kathyg45 on
October 13, 2017

Q. transplanting a snowberry bush

Hi, I\’m wanting to transplant my Japanese snowberry. Are the roots lateral spreading or do they go straight down? THANKS! KG

Answered by
MichiganDot on
October 13, 2017
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Symphoricarpus has a fibrous, shallow root system. This makes it possible to divide the shrub after digging it up.

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