Coralberry


aka: Indian Current
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
Caprifoliaceae


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Small white/pink bell shaped flowers grouped at the nodes along the stems from June to July, clusters of 1/4 inch bright pink/purple berries persist through the winter, opposite leave are rounded and dull green, light weight branches arch gracefully, older wood develops attractive shredding bark, a dense suckering colony forming shrub, good rain garden plant, adaptable (tolerates sand, clay, & rocky soil), wildlife (birds, small mammals) feed on the fruits in the winter, nectar rich flowers attract pollinators, host plant for several showy moths including the Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) and Sulphur Moth (Hesperumia sulphuraria). Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) and Hesperumia sulphuraria (Sulphur Moth).

Dry To Moist
Sun To Shade
2-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-9a
Shrub

Native Range: MA & s VT west to MN & NB, south n FL and c TX. Rare in MN, SD, & FL

Coralberry in a gallon pot $21.25

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