Symphoricarpos Magic Berry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii Magic Berry) Snowberry.
This colourful Snowberry has oval shaped dark green leaves, during the summer racemes of very small pink flowers appear and develop into pink snowberries that eventually ripen to a bright rose colour giving a vibrant ‘pop’ of late season colour into winter.
The flowers of Symphoricarpos Magic Berry are nectar rich making them very popular with a wide variety of pollinating insects.
This is an easy and tough deciduous shrub, bushy growth makes them a useful hedging plant and the berries can bring welcome late season colour to beds and borders. They grow well in drier and more difficult areas (once established) and can be used as taller, low maintenance ground cover to good effect. This is a great shrub for a wildlife area too.
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Coming from the genus Symphoricarpos the full latin name is Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii ‘Magic Berry’ this sturdy little plant can be used for low hedging or a splash of winter colour in beds or borders.
Snowberry Magic Berry is an eye catching and particularly lovely small compact deciduous shrub with beautiful rose-pink berries which appear later in the autumn through into winter than most other flowering or berrying shrubs. The oval dark green leaves of this tough and hardy shrub set off the pink flowers which when they appear in summer encourage bees and pollinators.
An easily grown and delightful addition to beds and borders it will thrive in any fertile moist but well drained soil including clay and chalk. Adding to its many plus side features it will also tolerate both full sun and partial shade in exposed and or sheltered sites. This versatile small growing shrub will stay neat and tidy with little or no pruning.
Sold as sturdy pot grown plants, Snowberry Magic Berry shrubs can be planted at any time of year.
How to grow Symphoricarpos Magic Berry
Position: Partial, moderate or dense shade, full sun.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, loses leaves in winter and fresh new growth appears in Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil, dry shade.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread 150cm high x 150cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune if required in Summer.