- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Magical® Avalanche Snowberry produces a profusion of plump, white berries late in the summer that dress up the landscape and attract local wildlife. Flower arrangers prize the large, snow white berries for adding to seasonal designs. This cultivar is well behaved with a compact fountain shape and few suckers. The deep green foliage turns shades of gold in the fall to lend another layer of interest to the garden. The dense branches and foliage are ideal shelter for any overwintering small animals.
Magical® Avalanche is a disease- and pest-resistant variety. During the early summer, the smallish flowers attract native bees and other pollinating insects in droves. Magical® Avalanche snowberry is impressive when planted in large drifts in a naturalized part of the garden or in a rain garden design.
Magical® Avalanche Snowberry Care
Snowberry is not particular about soil texture or pH levels. As long as the soil is well drained and not compacted, this deciduous shrub will grow vigorously. Select a location in either full sun or part shade for good flower and berry development. Keep newly planted shrubs well watered for the first season to help the shrub develop a healthy root system and drought tolerance. Fertilizer is rarely needed to support growth and blooming. Annual mulching with organic compost or finely shredded leaves will enrich the soil and aid in moisture retention.
Pruning to control the overall shape can be done in late winter while the shrub is dormant. Cut out the oldest canes at the base to encourage new branches. Snowberry blooms on the current season’s growth and tolerates hard pruning for rejuvenation purposes. Any suckers that sprout away from the base can be cut below the soil surface.
Softwood cuttings for propagation should be taken during the early summer before berries begin to form. Snowberry is a hardy shrub that tolerates a wide range of temperatures in USDA zones 3-8 with little extra maintenance or protection.
Magical® Avalanche Snowberry Spacing
Magical® Avalance snowberry is one of the most compact cultivars, maturing to a height and width of 3-4 feet. Space plants 4 feet apart to allow for some spreading by underground suckers and seedlings.
Magical® Avalanche Snowberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Early Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
|Features: Attracts Pollinators
|Brand: Plants That Work
|Common Name: Magical® Avalanche Snowberry
|Scientific Name: Symphoricarpos doorenbosii Magical® Avalanche ('Kolmava')
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.