Looking to delight yourself and your garden visitors? Take whimsical inspiration from Dr. Suess. . .with the exceptional winter beauty of Candy™ Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmcan' PP# 20,931).
You might just be surprised how versatile these small, showy shrubs can be in the landscape! They have a playful side with their pretty pink pearls, but their form is excellent and works beautifully even in formal settings.
Candy Coralberry is a fine-textured bushy plant that produces small flowers in summer. They'll be quite welcome in a Butterfly Garden and provide plenty of nectar for beneficial pollinators, too.
This modern cultivar was painstakingly developed by the world's best plant scientists. With a compact habit, Candy Coralberry puts on a spectacular show.
It looks great all season long, with attractive green foliage. Look for the blue overcast on top and a silvery-gray underside of the leaves.
Also known as Snowberry, this selection can be grown in the ground or kept in large outdoor containers. Use it somewhere you'll see it in wintertime, as the flowers morph into a wonderful berry display that rivals Holly and Beautyberry for impactful charm.
No Cutting Garden is complete without material for winter arrangements. Make people smile with gift vases of these laden cut branches with hundreds of candy pink pearls.
The persistent display remains showy all winter in the landscape. Each arching branch is frosted with pink berries.
Deer tend to leave them alone, but you'll give the local songbirds a late season food source. Teach children to leave them alone, as they have a bitter taste and contain saponins which are found in shampoo and soap.
Coralberry is a member of the Honeysuckle family, and is a native species to North America. Feel great about this choice to supply nectar and nutrients to wildlife in your area.
Order Candy Coralberry from Nature Hills this season and make a difference. The Lorax would approve!
You'll love the look of a mass planting to make the most of the dainty flowering display and gorgeous berries. Plant them 18 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Cover wide, open ground with their warm beauty. Add staggered rows behind them, planted in a tight zigzagging pattern.
Add them in a wide drift along the near end of your mixed border. Ensure you can reach them to harvest the magnificent cut branches!
Start collecting vases and create long-lasting homespun bouquets to deliver to retirement homes and hospitals. Everyone could use a little cheering up, couldn't they?
Use in a straight line to create low informal hedges. The juxtaposition between their playful pink berries and their lovely arched form tells a dynamic garden story.
Add to your foundation plantings. Like Red Twigged Dogwoods, these improved native shrubs add a unique touch that stands out in wintertime.
Candy Coralberry also makes a great plant to decorate the edge of a woodland. Use them to line the path to a special winter destination spot like an outdoor sauna, geodesic dome, Tipi or Yurt.
Even if you don't own your home, you can enjoy the fun winter look of this dear little plant. Place them in a series of matching outdoor containers on your balcony or use one as a "Thriller" on your porch.
Full sun is best for flower and fruit production, but these plants are tolerant of some shade. They need at least four hours of sunlight a day.
Find a planting site with well-drained soil. If your soil stays soggy or wet a long time after rainfall...bring in additional soil to create an elevated mound or raised bed.
Give them a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. They will remain happy and stress-free with supplemental water as needed; especially when grown in a container.
Apply a three-inch layer of mulch to keep the roots moist and cool. Always pull mulch back away from directly touching the stems.
Candy Coralberry blooms on new wood from this year's growth. Give them a haircut in late winter or early spring to shape them as you like.
Plan for the fullest width listed on the Plant Highlights. With proper spacing, Coralberry plants can develop into a wonderful groundcover plant that fills and softens the look of your garden design.
You'll love showing off your great taste! Plant Candy Coralberry from Nature Hills in your landscape this season.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmcan'|
|Mature Height||2 - 2 1/2 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 1/2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|