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Catharina Marie Hoekstra-Arisz
Netherlands

PROUD BERRY®

Coral Berry

Symphoricarpos sp.

'Sofie'

USPP 21,226

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Close up of a clusters of pink berries on Proud Berry symphoricarpos aka coralberry A branch of Proud Berry symphoricarpos with a heavy set of pink berries Proud Berry symphoricarpos shrub in a landscape YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • 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)
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.