Flora of Northern Ireland
Symphoricarpos albus
© Paul Hackney
Symphoricarpos albus
© Paul Hackney
Symphoricarpos albus
© Paul Hackney
Symphoricarpos albus
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A native of western North America introduced as a garden plant and now very common in hedges in many places in Northern Ireland. The rather inconspicuous flower is followed by a white fleshy, tasteless berry, hence its common name.

All names: Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F.Blake; Symphoricarpos rivularis Suksd.; Symphoricarpos racemosus Michaux; Symphoricarpus rivularis Suksdorf; Symphoricarpus albus auct.; Symphoricarpus racemosus auct.; Symphoricarpus symphoricarpos auct.