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Pearly white fruits with a red dusting

Symphoricarpos Magical® Little Red Riding Hood

Pearl-white berries form in clusters at the tips of every branch – each with a red dusting. The ideal choice for planting along a garden path or outside a low set window where you can look into the eye-catching fruits.

You’re going to love the way this sweet little snowberry fits into your outdoor spaces. Beginning in late August, pearl-white berries form in clusters at the tips of every branch—each with a red dusting. The ideal choice for planting along a garden path or outside a low set window where you can look into the eye-catching fruits, Little Red Riding Hood delivers a pleasing show of color when most plants are preparing for a long winters’ rest.

Plant in irregular groupings or as an informal hedge for a readily available supply of cut stems for floral arrangements in late summer and early fall. Snowberries add interest to the garden at a time when most perennials and shrubs are exhibiting a tired look. And, as an added bonus, they make excellent cuts for floral arrangements. With these improved varieties from Plants Nouveau, new found uses for snowberries abound.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Magical®️ Little Red Riding Hood snowberry
  • Botanical Name

    Symphoricarpos doornsbosii 'Kolmarrho'
  • Type

    Shrub
  • Bloom Time

    Early summer
  • Bloom Color

    Pink
  • Fruit Time

    Late summer, makes many more fruits if you have another variety of snowberry planted in the same area. summer
  • Fruit Color

    Raspberry

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Early summer
  • Size

    3' tall by 3' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    3-8a
  • Light

    Full sun to part shade farther south
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, cutting gardens, foundations, urban gardens, wildlife gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings
  • Pruning

    Symphoricarpos flower in early spring on new growth and fruit in late summer. To ensure maximum fruit production, prune no later than late winter.

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