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!
Size: 3-4'/1-1.2m tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), Part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
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: 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