Amethyst™ Coral Berry
Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 60 Inches
Small white midsummer flowers produce hot pink berries in late summer. Deer resistant. Native.
Great in the landscape or can be used in pots on the patio (plant in the ground in fall.) Beautiful when used as a cut flower it will bring life to any bouquet or floral display. Good for holding banks, as a filler or specimen, good for winter and woodla
Very tolerant of any soil, native on limestone and clay. Best if pruned in late fall or early spring. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.
The vivid color of this coral berry makes it superior to other varieties. The vibrant hot pink fruit is much brighter and showier in the landscape than that of other coral berry cultivars. Amethyst has good branching and a neat habit, unlike the rangy forms seen in many older types. This is a great plant to include in the home garden. It provides vivid color in mid-summer, and works nicely in informal woodland type gardens. It has been reported to be somewhat deer resistant. Winner of the 2013 Cut Flower of the Year by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.
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