A shrub for your part shade garden, Coralberry produces small clusters of white to green flowers that will develop into bright pink berries.
Bees, wasps, flies, caterpillars
2 to 7
2 to 5 ft.
4 to 8 ft.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
White, Pink, Green
May, June, July
Best when planted in groupings. It produces runners and will continue to spread. Good for woodland edges and other difficult, disturbed sites. Competes with aggressive non-natives like bush honeysuckle.
Care and Maintenance
Remove root suckers and runners to prevent unwanted spread. To keep it in check, you can cut it back to the ground in the late winter or early spring.
Pest and Diseases
Few, some issues with powdery mildew.
Establishment and Propagation
Semi-harwood cuttings for current year's growth.
Alternative Plant Selections
Illinois native statewide.
Leaves can turn yellow, pink berries persist through the fall and winter