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Magical® Avalanche Snowberry

$73.99
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$73.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Magical® Avalanche Snowberry
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Symphoricarpos doorenbosii Magical® Avalanche ('Kolmava')
SKU:
1231008511-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


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.