Mountain Snowberry (Native)
Small to medium, 2 – 5 ft. tall, deciduous, root-spreading shrub common in much of the mountainous west from mid to high elevations. Best adapted to medium to fine texture well-drained soils. Found in pinyon-juniper, mountain brush, aspen-conifer, and sub-alpine zones in trees, and on open slopes and ridges. Moderately tolerant to acid and alkali. Persists on harsh as well as more productive sites. Resprouts after fire. Good forage for wildlife and livestock. Also very good cover and food for many species of wildlife. Tolerant to fairly heavy grazing. Used for revegetation of disturbed sites, wildlife habitat improvement and native landscaping. Minimum precip. is 12 – 15 inches. Plant in fall ¼ – ½ inch deep. 75,000 seeds/lb.
USDA: Plant Profile