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Magical® Avalanche Coralberry

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmava'

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Magical® Avalanche Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmava') at Weston Nurseries

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry flowers

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmava') at Weston Nurseries

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry in bloom

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Brand:  Star


An attractive small shrub valued for its clusters of creamy-pink glossy berries that persist into winter along the gracefully arching branches; perfect for cut flower arrangements; excellent for mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent shell pink berries from early fall to late winter. It features subtle white bell-shaped flowers along the branches in early summer, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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;

  • Suckering

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Magical® Avalanche Coralberry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Fruit  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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