Hancock Coralberry Bush

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Some shrubs work really hard in your garden! These workhorse and bones of the landscape can sometimes be so durable and un-attention-seeking, they fade into the background. The Hancock Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock') is one of them! But Nature Hills is here to bring this beauty back into the forefront of attention!

Hancock has a truly unique growing shape that provides lovely stretches of low-growing deep blue-green groundcover you'll appreciate from your lawn chair! Shining in the sun or part shade, this plant displays dense, prostate masses of tiny dark green leaves.

This dwarf hybrid is a Snowberry variety that thrives throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 7 and only grows about 2-3 feet in height. But these gorgeous mat-forming deciduous shrubs can spread to an amazing 6 to 8 feet wide! The bell-shaped pink blooms appear in clusters and feed pollinators galore! Like its Coralberry cousins though, Hancock forms bunches of cute pinkish-coral berries that persist until the autumn and winter months!

Planting and Application:

These mat-forming living groundcovers are fantastic garden filler! Fill in the spaces between larger plants, trees, and shrubs with a living carpet of greenery! Let Hancock meander as it grows as a low element around trees as skirts, or as the fronts of hedges as facer shrubs, or as garden bed edging to tidy up the transition between lawn and plot.

Plant Hancock 4-5 feet apart on a hard-to-mow slope, or hillside that is eroding to create a pretty accent berm in place of an eyesore! Plant en masse or in a checkerboard pattern for faster fill.

Let this lovely shrub spill out over the edges of planters and porch containers, or over the tops of retaining walls! Hancock rambles over the stones of Rock Gardens and other low hardscapes in a pretty manner! The dense growth doesn't root where it touches the ground unlike other Snowberry but does form compact thickets that wildlife loves!

The flowers feed pollinators and the songbirds with these lovely flowering bushes! The berry-laden winter stems may be cut for indoor floral arrangements. Snip a few stems for bouquets as either greenery or to enjoy the bubble-like berries! The berries persist into winter providing excellent color and interest.

  • Dark Blue-Green Compact Little Foliage
  • Mounding Creeping Ornamental Stems
  • Low-Growing Carpet-Like Form
  • Pink Summer Blooms & Pink Fall Berries
  • Living Groundcovers, Spillers, Erosion Control & Container Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hancock Coralberry is easily grown in full sun in cooler climates, but afternoon and part shade average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It will tolerate a wide range of soils but new installation and all shrubs appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist bark chips. These are highly adaptable and moderate growers for easy, low-maintenance care! Blooming on new wood, prune in the very early spring before new growth emerges, or renewal prune by cutting out a third of the oldest, fattest, and least productive branches from the base of the plant.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Blooms On New Wood - Prune Early Spring When Dormant
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Spring, Fall & Winter Interest
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds

For a low-growing Coralberry fills in the right spots of your landscape, choose the Hancock Coralberry bush from Nature Hills!

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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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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Hancock Coralberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Dark Blue Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring