Skip to product information
1 of 1




Description: Coralberry is a relatively low-growing shrub with a spreading, suckering habit. It typically reaches heights of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters) with a similar spread, though some cultivars may grow slightly larger. The shrub produces small, rounded leaves that are green in the spring and summer and may turn shades of yellow or purple in the fall before dropping. In late summer to early fall, Coralberry bears clusters of small, pink to coral-colored berries that persist into the winter, providing ornamental interest and food for wildlife.

Best Growing Zones: Coralberry is well-suited to USDA hardiness zones 2 through 7. It thrives in temperate climates with cold winters and moderate summers. This shrub is particularly well-adapted to the eastern United States but can also be grown in other regions with similar climates. It may require protection or special care in colder or more extreme climates.

Soil Requirements: Coralberry prefers moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable to a variety of soil types, including loamy, sandy, or clay soil. It can tolerate both acidic and alkaline soil conditions. Regular watering is important, especially during the establishment period, but once established, Coralberry is relatively drought-tolerant.

Light Requirements: Coralberry performs best in partial to full sun. While it can tolerate some shade, it may produce fewer flowers and berries in shady conditions.

Maintenance: Coralberry is a low-maintenance shrub. It requires minimal pruning but can be trimmed as needed to maintain shape or remove any dead or diseased branches. Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Coralberry is relatively pest and disease resistant but may occasionally be affected by issues such as powdery mildew or leaf spot diseases. These problems can usually be managed with proper cultural practices.

Landscape Use: Coralberry is valued for its ornamental berries, attractive foliage, and ease of care. It can be used as a border plant, ground cover, or mass planting in gardens, parks, and landscapes. It also works well in naturalized areas, woodland gardens, or shrub borders. Coralberry provides food and habitat for wildlife, making it a valuable addition to wildlife gardens or bird-friendly landscapes.

View full details