×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Coral berry

Garden

Wishlist

  • Plant Placeholder

Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourWhite pink red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (Coral berry). This shrub is tough, and will grow to about 1.8m high and wide. It is very dense with oval leaves which are about 35mm long. The fruits are bright pink and small, and are about 6mm.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Indian currant

Origin

USA, Mexico

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Plant Placeholder

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

They will grow in any moist, well-drained soil in sun or shade, you can propagate from hard-wood cuttings. Watch out is suckering.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer or by division in the autumn. Take hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Other Symphoricarpos posts

To view Symphoricarpos plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
  • Rhubarb
  • Watering
  • Digging
  • Sunflower
  • Potting
  • Grass

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.2.0 (1129a0a)