Identification: Shrub with teeny pink flowers

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This must be a common shrub; I just don't know what it is, but there was plenty of it on my walk along the seawall in Yaletown.

    The shrub was about 60cm to one meter, if I remember correctly. Leaves are opposite. The flowers are very small, maybe 5mm. Fruits so far are the same size, with sepals at the ends that appear to be a continuation of the outside skin of the fruit. Pretty cute.
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like Symphoricarpos, snowberry. Might be a cultivar.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thank you, Eric. Snowberry! I've seen those berries, have heard the botanical name (it's been posted for ID over the years) but don't really know it. We've never posted it from UBCBG, but I see that there are several locations in the BC Native Garden and one in the Winter Garden.

    Caprifoliaceae, honeysuckle family.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are the snowberry fruits on the Symphoricarpos alba var. laevigatus from UBCBG that I posted at June 2018 favourites. This seems to be a different species from the one I posted for ID in this thread - leaves are thinner.
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