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Amethyst coralberry

Symphoricarpos  × doorenbosii 'Kordes'

This hybrid produces vivid deep purple-pink fruit from late summer on. It forms a thicket (which may be sheared) 3 to 5 feet high and wide. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAmethyst coralberry has persistent, opaque berries that attract birds and flowers that attract bees.

CareGrow in average, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. After flowering, cut back flowering stems to strong buds and remove one-third to one-fifth of the oldest branches to the base. Alternately, prune only to maintain a healthy framework.

PropagationDivide suckers in fall; take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late fall.

ProblemsAnthracnose, powdery mildew.

  • Genus : Symphoricarpos
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Green, White
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
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