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Pinky Promise™ Snowberry
Pinky Promise™ Snowberry fruit
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Hybrid Snowberry
Brand: Bloomin' Easy
A versatile compact variety, valued for its clusters of gumball pink berries that cover rich, mint-green foliage in late summer and early fall; great for cut flower arrangements; excellent for mixed beds, patio containers, or along walkways
Pinky Promise™ Snowberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent pink berries with white hints from late summer to early fall. It features subtle white bell-shaped flowers with pink overtones along the branches in early summer. It has bluish-green foliage with grayish green undersides. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Pinky Promise™ Snowberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Pinky Promise™ Snowberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Pinky Promise™ Snowberry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in clay soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Pinky Promise™ Snowberry makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.