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Care of the plant Symphoricarpos × chenaultii or Snowberry.

Care of the plant Symphoricarpos x chenaultii or Snowberry

The genus Symphoricarpos, family Caprifoliaceae, comprises 15 species of shrubs native to Central and North America. Some species are: Symphoricarpos albus, Symphoricarpos occidentalis, Symphoricarpos mexicanus, Symphoricarpos sinensis, Symphoricarpos microphyllus.

Common names: Chenault coralberry, Snowberry. This plant is a hybrid between Symphoricarpos microphyllus and Symphoricarpos orbiculatus.

They are deciduous shrubs that reach 2 meters in height. They have opposite leaves, dark green and oval in shape. They produce small white or pink flowers that attract bees. The most decorative are the spherical pink fruits that last several months on the plant.

They are used as cover plants and to form low hedges, planted at a distance of 70 cm between specimens. They are ideal for areas of the garden with poor soils or subject to winds.

Symphoricarpos × chenaultii grows in semi-shady, full sun and shade exposures. They are quite resistant to cold.

It can be grown in any soil, even in calcareous ones. Planting is done in autumn or early spring.

Water moderately throughout the year, waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize with manure or compost in early spring.

If they are grown as a hedge, it is advisable to prune slightly at the end of winter.

They are quite resistant plants to pests but can be attacked by powdery mildew and anthracnose if the humidity is excessive.

They propagate from the buds at the base of the plant in early spring.

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Symphoricarpos × chenaultii
Symphoricarpos × chenaultii
Symphoricarpos × chenaultii
Symphoricarpos × chenaultii
 

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