Scarlet Pearl Coralberry
Symphoricarpos 'Scarlet Pearl'
Scarlet Pearl Coralberry fruit
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Other Names: Hybrid Snowberry
A rugged spreading shrub that produces small white to pink flowers in spring followed by hot pink berries with a white blush along arching branches in fall, great for cut flower arrangements
Scarlet Pearl Coralberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent hot pink berries from early fall to late winter. It features subtle creamy white bell-shaped flowers along the branches in early summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Scarlet Pearl Coralberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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;
Scarlet Pearl Coralberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Scarlet Pearl Coralberry will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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 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.