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Proud Berry® Coral Berry Symphoricarpos sp.

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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
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    Features

    Make autumn more colorful with plump, pink fruit!

    Proud Berry® coralberry makes it unbelievably easy to fill your landscape with these unique pink berries, guaranteed to turn heads. Cute, rounded, bluish-green leaves look handsome all season, then, in late summer, bell-shaped flowers appear. As the season changes to autumn, the flowers develop into large dark pink berries, the color intensifying with cold weather. As pretty as it is, this North American native is also amazingly tough, effortlessly fending off deer, cold weather, and problem soils. The fruit is not edible, but may be eaten by birds in mid-late winter. This plant makes an excellent cut flower for fall arrangements.

    Top reasons to grow Proud Berry® coral berry:

    • Very showy fruit in fall
    • Makes an excellent cut flower
    • Exceptionally hardy and tough
    Long Blooming
    Produces Berries
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bluish-green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    For the very best fruit set on Proud Berry® coral berry, plant in full sun. Each spring, just as the new growth begins to appear on the stems, cut the entire plant back to about 12" (.3 m) tall, and prune out any dead wood.

    Fun Facts: 

    Proud Berry® was developed by Catharina Marie Hoekstra-Arisz in the Netherlands; it is an improved version of Amethyst™ coral berry.

    Proud Berry® Symphoricarpos sp. 'Sofie' USPP 21,226
  • 2 Reviews

    • Planted this early spring it is now fall. Plant has done excellent! It’s grown 3” or so inches, needs to fill in a life but pruning will help with that this coming spring. We have had a warm fall and it’s just not starting to get cold and all of a sudden the berries are turning a beautiful pink. For its first year I think the plant has done excellent. Can’t wait for some real growth next year. Only issue I had was around July maybe August we had tobacco worms (I’m not sure the correct name, you can look it up) all over the plant - eating the leaves! For about two weeks i tediously picked the worms off! They damaged the plant considerably but it bounced back. Next year I will be more vigilant and spray beginning of summer.

      Sarah Crose
      Kentucky
      United States
      13 min ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • It took my 1 gallon sized plant about 3-4 years, before it I would call it a shrub...lol ... but wait until you see it's berries! They have that shimmer that Pearls have, but instead of being white..they are the most glamorous silvery pink balls...

      FYe
      Nova Scotia
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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