Symphoricarpos occidentalis, Wolfberry


Wolfberry flowers and developing fruit
 

Wolfberries at night

I've been growing a few of thse out for more than a year. 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 an it appears several sites have gotten it wrong.

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