Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Smaller more compact species of native shrub with blue-green foliage and light pink flowers in spring. Ornamental snow-white berries form in summer and persist into the fall. Highly adaptable to varied light and soil conditions, great for restoration of disturbed areas or naturalized landscapes.

Plant Height at Maturity

5 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

6 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Round | Compact

Landscape Uses

Erosion Control | Water Garden | Small Space

Environmental Features

Native Species | Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Compacted Soil | Wet Soil | Calcareous Soil | Steep Slope | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Winter Interest | Spring Flowering

Flower Color

Pink | White