Symphoricarpos Doorenbosii White Hedge Snowberry
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Symphoricarpos Doorenbosii White Hedge or Snowberry White Hedge
Looking for a widely adapted hedge or shrub to accent your borders, grow with other hedges as a mix or brighten up an entrance, balcony or terrace as a potted plant? Have a look at Snowberry! Also known as White Hedge, this highly versatile deciduous shrub does well in many different places on the landscape.
Symphoricarpos X doorenbosil is in the Caprifoliaceae Family and is similar to several of its closely related varieties in growth habit. This very attractive shrub boasts an abundance of decorative inconspicuous pink flowers of about 2.5 cm in diameter borne in long clusters from July-September, followed by masses of glistening large white berries visible above the foliage in a showy display on through to February in most locations.
Reaching an ultimate height of 1.5 meters and a spread of 1.2 meters typically, Symphoricarpos Doorenbosii White Hedge grows each year by about 20-60 cm depending on care, soil type and exposure. Snowberry White Hedge tolerate damp shade, exposed or windy sites, dry shady areas and wet soils. They root well and can actually provide erosion control in areas where that might be a concern. They are very hardy to Zone H7 and can tolerate extreme cold to -15oC or more. Symphoricarpos doorenbosii White Hedge is also suited to coastal areas. The berries can be attractive and edible to birds.
Snowberry White Hedge does well in shady areas. It is considered a non-invasive, compact hedge with a deciduous leaf habit. If managed as a hedge, trim in summer to achieve a height of about 120-150 cm. If you plant them 40-45 cm apart, they will achieve their natural spread and hedge presentation. If planted in a container for a patio, balcony or terrace placement; plant in a container of 12 liters or greater.
Though not very picky on drainage and soil type, it is always best to have your planting medium contain modest levels of organic matter using compost or similar soil conditioners so as to hold moisture well. With this in mind, clay or chalky soils are well suited to this hedge. Snowberry likes to grow in a relatively alkaline soil so try to achieve a pH range of 7.0-9.0.
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