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Pretty fall interest, the native Coralberry Bush (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) gets its name from the clusters of small showy fruits that hang on well into winter. They catch the eye of songbirds looking for a meal and look fantastic in the fall landscape or indoor floral bouquets.

The small white mid-summer flowers attract a host of butterflies, native bees, and other beneficial insects before the fruit arrives in late summer. These ornamental deciduous shrubs are very easy to grow and love the shaded and partly shaded areas of your landscape! They form a mounded, informal, arching shrub that generally stays low to the ground in the landscape with pretty, slender, finely-textured branching.

This low-growing ornamental produces attractive clusters of coral-pink to purple berries. Remaining on the plant through the winter, giving rise to other common names such as Buckberry, Snowberry, Snapberry, and Waxberry!

For a neat winter dcor, the berry-laden stems look great in floral arrangements. Besides having significant winter interest, Coralberries are important Wildlife Shrubs!

Planting and Application:

Coralberry strub are an excellent deciduous shrub for shady areas! Their natural look works well in informal gardens and wide-spreading groundcover or garden filler! Mound-shaped, they add interest to woodland gardens and naturalized areas. Because they sucker freely and form a fibrous network of roots that binds the soil, Coralberry prevents erosion on slopes or streambanks.

Add to cutting gardens, Pollinator Gardens, cottage borders, as hedges and groupings! Its adaptability to moist soil makes them great Rain Garden specimens - especially once autumn rolls around and the plump berries show off their stuff! Create mass drifts or large groupings or low-growing colonies over time.

  • White Bell-Shaped Blossoms
  • Pearly Pink Plump Berries In Fall
  • Versatile Ornamental & Floral Design
  • Four-Season Interest
  • Erosion, Edging, Groundcover, Specimens & Bird-Friendly

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Coralberry Shrubs are very tolerant of any soil and handle more shade in warmer climates or partial shade in cooler growing zones throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 7, and full sun in cooler growing zones. Plant new trees with the life-long symbiotic relationship of Nature Hills Root Booster and regular fertilizer. Top the soil around the drip line beneath the canopy with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch.

These natives handle poor soil and alkaline sites, and grow naturally in limestone and clay environments, but they need to be well-drained. Deer-resistant, you will have little to worry about these shrubs!

These deciduous shrubs bloom on new growth, so prune only during the early spring before they start to grow. Otherwise, you risk cutting off those berry-laden branches before they can even form! You can perform renewal pruning every 3-5 years and keep your shrub's berry production top-notch. Simply cut out the oldest, least productive branches at the ground.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Heat & Shade-Tolerant
  • Tolerate Poor & Alkaline Soils
  • Deer Resistant
  • Prune Early Spring

Order the beautiful Coralberry Bush for four-season interest and bird-friendly berries and enjoy their many other low-maintenance perks for your garden! Now at!

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.

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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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Coralberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2 - 7
Growing Zones 2 - 7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Adaptable To Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No