|Symphoricarpos albus is a bushy, rounded shrub, tends to sucker and form colonies, though not invasive. Foliage is bluish green in the summer, fades in the fall, no fall color. Flowers are tiny and pinkish, borne on small spikes, inconspicuous. The fruit is a white berry-like drupe, persists from fall into winter, the main ornamental feature of this shrub. Tolerant of various soils, can be pruned in early spring. Can be subject to various diseases. Useful in shady spots, erosion control, and as an understory plant. Also referred to as S. rivularis.