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Roundleaf Snowberry
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius
About Roundleaf Snowberry (Symphoricarpos rotundifolius) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Symphoricarpos rotundifolius is a North American subshrub in the Honeysuckle Family, also known by the common name round-leaved snowberry. Older woody parts are covered in shreddy bark and smaller, newer twigs are coated in fuzzy hairs. The species epithet, rotundifolia ("round leaved") is slightly misleading, since the 1-4 to 3-4 inch (0. 6 to 1. 9 cm) leaves are oval to elliptic, not perfectly circular. Leaves are green above, and pale green with many veins below. Inflorescence and fruit. The inflorescence is a raceme emerging from the leaf axils with one or two pendant flowers having narrowly bell-shaped, pink to white corollas up to 1 cm (0. 4 inch) with a lobed mouth. The fruit is a white berry-like drupe about a centimeter (0. 4 inch) wide, containing two seeds. The genus name means "fruits together", referring to flowers and fruits usually occurring in pairs. It flowers from June to August.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

4 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Green

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Ridges, slopes, open places in woods

Annual Precipitation: 9.4" - 94.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 3.95", Coldest Month: 19.6" - 54.7", Hottest Month: 40.8" - 77.1", Humidity: 0.48" - 25.81", Elevation: 114" - 12226"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mountain Snowberry, Round-leaved Snowberry

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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