Irish wildflowers

Photos: nr Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Symphoricarpos albus
Póirín sneachta
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Flowering: June-September. Deciduous shrub. Introduced. Garden escape.

Small terminal spikes of rosy-pink flowers, in groups of 3-7. Followed by round white berries. Calyx teeth persistent. Leaves rounded-oval, sometimes lobed, dark green, paler on undersides. Spreading, suckering growth habit. Can spread extensively. Height: To 2m

Roadsides, waste ground, woodland. Widespread, common garden escape.
Introduced from N. America.
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