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.
- Part Sun to 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7
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.
My Current Zone
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:
Long BloomingProduces BerriesFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:DeerNative to North America
- Very showy fruit in fall
- Makes an excellent cut flower
- Exceptionally hardy and tough
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Bluish-greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance 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
Sarah Crose, Kentucky, United States, 10 weeks ago
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