Symphoricarpos occidentalis, Wolfberry

Wolfberry flowers and developing fruit

Wolfberries at night

I've been growing a few of these out for more than two years. Attractive blue-green foliage and unique flowers and white fruit. There is confusion about species -one being the western species with range over most of Minnesota the other a more northern species at home north and east of I94 corridor in Minnesota. The one I have is Wolfberry, not Snowberry, although they are very similar in appearance. It appears that several sites have gotten these confused.

Blooms: pinkish white, June into July

Height: 3 to 6 feet

Conditions: sun to pt sun, medium to medium-dry soils

Wolfberry shrub on the prairie