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Symphoricarpos Proud Berry® - Coralberry

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Looking for something a little different that's still super tough and durable and attracts pollinators? Try Proud Berry coralberry (Symphoricarpos sp.). This extremely hardy, deer resistant, shade tolerant flowering shrub graces your garden with neat little round leaves of a versatile, appealing blue-green hue. In late summer, it develops waxy little bell-shaped flowers that expand and then turn into bubble-like pink berries for autumn. It's an unusual color, an unusual berry, and sure to get all sorts of attention in the garden - and not just from people: the caterpillars of the snowberry clearwing, a beautiful hummingbird moth, feed on the foliage.

Proud Berry coralberry from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs makes an ideal specimen, hedge, or landscaping plant. We recommend that you prune it back by about half its total size each spring to keep it dense, compact, and looking its best. Also makes a very nice cut branch for flower arrangements!

Vital details:

Size: 3-4'/1-1.2m tall and wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), Part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Water: Average moisture

Hardiness: USDA zone 3-7 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: attracts butterflies and other pollinating insects; foliage hosts the caterpillars of the snowberry clearwing moth.

Notable features: Proven Winners, fragrant, deer resistant, good for hedges.

Maintenance: Prune back by about half its total height each spring to keep it dense and full and encourage abundant flower and fruit production. 

Pot size: one quart

Plant name: Symphoricarpos 'Sofie' pp#21,226


Proud Berry Coralberry covered in unusual pink berries in autumn
Symphoricarpos Proud Berry is super tough and durable and attracts pollinators
Proud Berry Coralberry has bubble like pink berries in autumn
Symphoricarpos Proud Berry has unusual pink berries in the fall
Symphoricarpos Proud Berry is a food source for snowberry clearwing caterpillars
Snowberry Clearwing caterpillar on Proud Berry Coralberry


Care & Planting Guide

After your plants have arrived:

The plants in this box have just spent a lot of time being jostled around in the dark and must be unboxed right away. Unpack the entire box, removing packaging material and plants. Remove any plastic covering the pot and/or soil surface and check if the soil is dry. Water anything that is dry or looks wilted. Any plants that have come unpotted during shipping can be replaced in their pots and their roots covered with soil.

Place plants in a cool, shaded spot out of direct sunlight for 24- 48 hours after unpacking them. This allows them a recovery and acclimation period before planting. If you must hold them longer, place them out of direct sunlight, wind, heat, and cold. Check daily for watering.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

No Risk 60 Day Guarantee

We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase and that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.  If for any reason you are dissatisfied, notify us within 60 days of receipt of your order and we will refund you.

Fall Guarantee

Notify us within 7 days if you have a concern about orders shipped in autumn so we can make a note of it.  Warranty on such plants is extended to May 31 of the following year.  Our fall guarantee does not cover plants that are not hardy (i.e., able to survive winter) in your area, so please verify your USDA hardiness zone before purchasing. If you have questions about whether a plant can survive winter in your area, please call us before purchasing.

Our Larger Root Systems

We ship jumbo size plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately if any of your boxes arrive damaged, or if you find any shortages or inconsistencies in the order. Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day. For more information, please see our shipping page.

Dormant Plants

Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month.  Call us directly if you have any concerns.


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Product Care

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care.  This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc.  Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing.  Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

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USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones Map


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has devised a system to provide gardeners with a basic guide to plant hardiness – how much winter cold a plant can withstand. The Hardiness Zone Map system divides the United States and Canada into numbered zones based on lowest average winter temperature. Even within a zone, different micro-climates exist, such as large urban areas which may be warmer or land situated at different elevations.


The Hardiness Zone Map is a valuable tool but it is not foolproof. There are a variety of factors that can influence the hardiness of a given plant in a garden. These factors include: soil type, drainage, snow cover, exposure to wind, winter, rainfall (or lack of), as well as fluctuations in temperature.


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Phone: 1-877-447-4769 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST).
Mail:, 12601 120th Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Shipping costs

We try to keep shipping rates as low as possible to offer you the best value. Unlike other companies, with us, when you buy more, you save more on shipping! Our standard rates are:

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$40.00 – $59.99 


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Don't worry: our discount rates don't mean we cut corners on shipping. Our professional shipping staff packs each order - each plant! - with the care they'd take in their own gardens. Your plants will arrive in good, healthy condition, ready for you and your visiting pollinators to enjoy. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Excellent quality plant received

I was very happy to receive my coral berry bushes. They were full and healthy, and are doing so well. I have already placed an additional order and am appreciative to have found such a responsible and professional nursery. Thank you!


Plants arrived healthy and happy

Awesome Service

Arrived quickly. It was healthy and well packed. It already has new growth. Looking forward to watching this one grow!

This plant is something I've admired for years

When I saw this plant on here I had to get it. I've admired this plant for years driving through the neighborhood. I ordered 8 nice looking plants from here and this one was slightly shocked. I could tell it was a little more delicate than the others varieties. I got it in the ground right away in the right location and it perked right up. I would suggest ordering this one when the weather isn't too hot. I got mine when it was about 77 degrees out and its been staying in the high 70's low 80's during the day. I think it was great weather to start this one. The key to ordering plants is not just getting it from a good place but also weather.

Pamela W.

I first heard about this coralberry from Laura on Garden Answer but could not find it anywhere in my area. I’m happy I could purchase it from you folks. It was much smaller than I expected but it is healthy and will grow.