Snowberrys are interesting shrubs often found in mountainous
areas, such as the Sierras
. These plants are charactarized by smooth rounded leaves and berries which are bright white. They can be rather tall shrubs, but are often groundcover
s. This plant is deciduous
, but after the leaves fall the plant often still holds many of the white berries. They are somewhat lobed, so that they sometimes look like white pumpkin
This is a very interesting shrub, one which could be used a lot more in horticulture. It is tolerant of cold and fairly dry conditions.