Native Shrubs ... in wildlife landscaping
West Virginia Native Plant Society
West Virginia Nongame Wildlife Program
|Form:||Low shrub 2 to 4 feet tall.|
|Bark and Twigs:||Branches erect or ascending, purplish, finely hairy,
Coralberry - Pith solid
Snowberry - Pith hollow
|Leaves:||Deciduous, opposite, simple, oval, smooth margined, often soft hairy beneath, 1 to 2 inches long.|
|Flowers:||Dense clusters in axils of the leaves, bell-shaped
small (1/5 inch long or less), July.
Coralberry - Green to purple.
Snowberry - Pink or white.
|Fruit:||Coralberry - Oval-round berries,
purplish-red, 1/5 inch long, September into winter.
Snowberry - Small oval white, shiny berries.
Compiled by: Brian McDonald, botanist, coordinator Natural Heritage Program, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Elkins, West Virginia
Written by West Virginia Native Plant Society members and jointly published with the WV Nongame Program
Illustration from Flora of West Virginia, Strausbaugh and Core