Anyone who thinks that the snow berry can only convince with white crackers is wrong. With certain varieties, even pink or purple peas adorn the shrub.Depending on the variety, the snowberry also glows in a delicate pink. The snowberry is a popular shrub in the garden. The spike-shaped inflorescences enchant in the green foliage. Dense clusters of berries form in autumn, which are beautiful jewelry until winter. When the fruits fall to the ground, they burst with a slight bang. The snow berry is therefore also referred to as crack pea or crack pea shrub. The berries are white, pink or purple in color. We present the most beautiful varieties of the easy-care shrub, which are a beautiful eye-catcher in every garden.
But be careful if you have children: the fruits of the shrub are slightly poisonous. Skin irritation is possible, the berries must not be eaten!
Snowberry bushes with white berries
The common snowberry is the most common. The undemanding shrub has pink flowers in spring and globular, white berries from September. It grows up to two meters high and has overhanging, widely spreading branches. The shrub is ideally suited for border and hedge planting. Interesting varieties of the common snow berry offer many possibilities for the garden.
»By the way: Not only the berries are attractive for all snowberry bushes. In spring, the soft pink flowers are one of the first sources of food for bees.
The “White Hedge” variety remains rather small. The growth is compact, the shrub reaches a height of about one and a half meters. The white berries are particularly large. "White Hedge" works well as a solitary plant in the front yard, but can also enrich a mixed hedge. With evergreen neighbors, the thick, white berries come into their own.
The variety "Mother of Pearl" grows upright. The berries grow in dense clusters. They are initially white, then gradually turn light pink and are later intensely pink to purple. The color transition looks very pretty when the white berries get pink cheeks. Great look, soft shine of the berries: You can also find the shrub under the name mother-of-pearl shrub.
Snow berry with pink berries
If you are looking for a snowberry variety with upright growth, "Magical Sweet Fantasy" is the perfect shrub. The spherical berries are pink to red. In spring and summer, "Magical Sweet Fantasy" is a densely leafy shrub, in autumn the pink to red berries provide beautiful color effects.
The variety "Magical Candy" carries countless berries in dark pink. The shrub grows to a height of approximately 150 centimeters. It grows bushy, but can be easily kept in shape by regular cuts. The berries sit in thick, lush clusters on the branches and look like polished.
Firecup bushes with purple berries
Snowberry bushes with pink to purple berries are also known as purple berries. An interesting cross between the low purple berry and the common snow berry is the “Amethyst” variety. The name, derived from the gemstone amethyst, describes the berry color very well. Purple berry bushes with their brightly colored berries are a magical eye-catcher in the snow.