Proud Berry®

Coralberry

Symphoricarpos sp.

'Sofie'

USPP 21,226

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  • Fabulous in fall
  • Deer resistant
  • Durable
Description

Easy and unusual fall color.

An improved version of Amethyst coral berry. Selected for its compact growth and profusion of bright pink berries in late summer to autumn, adaptable Proud Berry® symphoricarpos is amazingly easy to grow. Plant in full sun and prune back to 12" in early spring for best fruit display. Excellent in the landscape and in the vase! Fruit is not edible. Developed by Catharina Marie Hoekstra-Arisz of the Netherlands. Native to North America

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late summer

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to most soils; average moisture ensures longest lasting display.

Pruning Cut back by about half in early spring.

Uses Cutting gardens; specimen; mixed borders; foundation plantings; hedging.

Growing Tips Prune yearly to ensure best habit and presentation. Main season of interest is August-November. Fruit is not edible.