Coralberry Syphoricarpos #5

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Botanical Name: Symphoricarpos Orbiculatus

Other Names: Indian Currant, Buckbrush

A versatile small shrub with small pinkish-yellow flowers in spring followed by showy clusters of scarlet berries in fall, arching branches and an interesting symmetrical leaf pattern, can grow somewhat bushy and unruly, ideal for massing, very adaptable

Plant Categories: Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Plant Height
5 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
6 Feet


Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Provides Winter Interest

Attracts Birds

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3b
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorRed
Plant FormRound


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryCoralberry
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Garden, Naturalizing


Planting & Growing

Coralberry will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

Landscape Attributes

Coralberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Coralberry is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Ornamental Features

Coralberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from mid fall to late winter. It has bluish-green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall.