Magical Melody Coralberry Bush

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Introducing a shrub that will most definitely sing a magical tune in your late season garden! The Magical Melody Coralberry (Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Kolmagimel') is a beautiful seasonal shrub with lovely arching branches that look striking in the landscape throughout the spring, summer, and the fall!

Magical Melody is covered from spring through fall in lovely green leaves that drape off of the arching stems. In the summer the flowers start blooming in June and will be humming in bees and other pollinators!

But the real show begins in late August and persist well into winter! That is when the berries come out in profusion and lasts until October. The blueberry-sized fruits start out a creamy white but soon get coral-pink freckles. These bright berries are the perfect fresh cuts for fall weddings, floral arrangements, and décor! As the weather cools, the berries begin to blush deeper shades of coral-pink.

The berries of this Snowberry bush variety aren't edible, but boy, are they gorgeous! They add extra depth and color to the fall garden. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones of 4 to 8, these great ornamental bushes grow 3 feet in height and spread to about 3-5 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Add a Magical Melody in a mixed border, screening, or own their own as a specimen. Make sure that you order several. They are stunners in the back of the border and make a grand statement in mass plantings. They are perfect for wild woodland gardens (or those gardens that aspire to be!) and excel at woods edge, where they are a great transition from manicured lawn to woodland.

When left on the shrub, these showy berries are food for wildlife and songbirds! The dense branching of these deciduous shrubs provides shelter and nesting sites for a wide variety of wildlife too! Not to mention the fantastic fall and winter interest this shrub adds to your landscape!

  • Pinkish Flowers For Pollinators In Summer
  • Gorgeous Green Leaves & Musical Informal Form
  • Fat Waxy Berries Turn Coral-Pink & Darken With Freckles In Fall
  • Amazing Ornamental Berries For Bouquets & Birds
  • Woodland Edges, Backdrops & Borders, Specimens & Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Coralberry and Snowberry love full sun and partial shade, and these shrubs need well-drained soil. Preferring 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist bark chips top-dressed over the root system and given average to moist soil, but Snowberry bushes are quite adaptable. Blooming on new wood, it's recommended you prune in the very early spring before new growth emerges, or renewal prune every 3-5 years. By cutting out a third of the oldest, fattest, and least productive branches from the base of the plant, you keep your shrub blooming vigorously.

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

Add extra depth and color to the fall garden! Order plenty of the Magical Melody Coralberry bush for your next landscape project and you'll be singing its praises too! 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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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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Magical Melody Coralberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Kolmagimel'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Fall
Pruning Time Early Spring