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Amethyst Coral Berry Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
36 - 60"
Spread
36 - 60"
  • Details

    Features

    This variety has been replaced with Proud Berry® coral berry, an improved version with heavier fruit set and brighter color. 

    Fall Interest
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    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

    Maintenance Notes: 

    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.

    Amethyst Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'
  • 4 Reviews

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    • i would like a few more. here can I find them/

      susan perez
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This is a beautiful plant which looks delicate but is extremely hardy. The berries are spectacular! It's a must have. Looks great in a bright contrasting pot in the summer.

      Barbara Santos
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • My Symphoricarpos has held its fruit well into December. It is absolutly beautiful.

      Toni Oyler
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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