Amethyst™ Coralberry

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The Amethyst™ Coralberry bush (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes') is a Proven Winners® selection that produces gorgeous, deep purple-pink fruit that is bright and showy for your autumn and winter interest!

Amethyst™ Coralberry displays a tidy, branching habit. The small white mid-summer flowers are pollinators and native bee-friendly! Soon they transform into hot pink berries in late summer. For a neat winter decoration, use the berry-laden winter stems for indoor bouquets and floral arrangements.

Then it provides interest for the home garden by providing vivid pink fruit in late summer and persisting until winter - or the birds pluck them all away for their winter treats. Songbirds, ground birds, wildlife, small mammals, and browsers use the plant for food, cover, and nesting.

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, Amethyst™ is a fantastic native hybrid shrub that is highly adaptable and easy to grow! Members of the Honeysuckle family, Coralberry go by many common names and are closely related to Snowberry, these great deciduous shrubs for your landscape!

Planting and Application:

Growing 3-5 feet in height and width, Amethyst™ is a fantastic hedging and screening plant! The fine-textured foliage and slender stems add an airy, informal planting among more coarse foliage in mixed shrub borders. Brighten a dreary evergreen hedge or foundation planting with a row or a few Coralberry bushes to accent your home's front landscape!

Often forming tidy thickets and naturalized colonies, these shrubs fill in large areas or brighten smaller ones with ease! Stop erosion on hillsides, brighten a garden as a unique backdrop, or simply add pops of late-season color throughout the landscape!

  • White Flowers Mid-Summer That Native Bees Love
  • Persistent Vivid Pink Fruit For Floral Arrangements
  • Lovely Green Foliage
  • Songbird & Wildlife Food & Shelter
  • Gorgeous Container Plants, Low Hedges, Accents & Wildlife Shrubs

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Handling full sun and preferring afternoon shade in the hottest climates, this Coralberry can handle partial shade as well! The Amethyst™ is very tolerant of any soil, native to limestone and clay but the location needs to be well-drained. The plant requires medium moisture and can handle higher moisture as long as it has good drainage. Top-dress your shrub's root system with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch to keep them hydrated and insulated.

This Coralberry is deer-resistant. but it is an important wildlife plant. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow-release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. You get best results if pruned in late fall or early spring. Renewal pruning is another great way to keep your shrub growing vigorously and fruiting best. Remove the oldest stems out at the ground every 3-5 years to keep them spiffy!

  • Full Sun & Handles Afternoon Shade
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Higher Moisture
  • Prune Early Spring Before Growth Starts
  • Fairly Deer Resistant

Choose a dwarf Snowberry with year-round interest! All in all, your Sweet™ Sensation Snowberry bush is a must-have for any landscape where dramatic, long-lasting color is desired! Order now at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Amethyst™ Coralberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kordes'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring