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Symphoricarpos – Amethyst™ – Coral Berry – Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii

Garden Height
36 - 60
Spacing
48 - 72
Spread
36 - 60
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

The vivid color of this coral berry makes it superior to other varieties. The vibrant hot pink fruit is much brighter and showier in the landscape than that of other coral berry cultivars. Amethyst has good branching and a neat habit, unlike the rangy forms seen in many older types. This is a great plant to include in the home garden. It provides vivid color in mid-summer, and works nicely in informal woodland type gardens. It has been reported to be somewhat deer resistant.  Winner of the 2013 Cut Flower of the Year by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Features

The vivid color of this coral berry makes it superior to other varieties. The vibrant hot pink fruit is much brighter and showier in the landscape than that of other coral berry cultivars. Amethyst has good branching and a neat habit, unlike the rangy forms seen in many older types. This is a great plant to include in the home garden. It provides vivid color in mid-summer, and works nicely in informal woodland type gardens. It has been reported to be somewhat deer resistant.  Winner of the 2013 Cut Flower of the Year by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Attracts: Birds

Resists: Deer

Native to North America

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Very tolerant of any soil, native on limestone and clay. Best if pruned in late fall or early spring. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

Uses Notes

Great in the landscape or can be used in pots on the patio (plant in the ground in fall.) Beautiful when used as a cut flower it will bring life to any bouquet or floral display. Good for holding banks, as a filler or specimen, good for winter and woodla

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Cut Flower, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 300

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Fall Finish, 1 ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators
This is a plant that benefits from and extra prune since it can become leggy and scraggly very easily. The key is to prune early and frequently. Do not prune after mid-summer.

Pest and Disease Management
None serious

Grower Tips
Sets fruit in late summer/fall, so prune early to build the body of the plant and then in mid June-early July stop to allow flowering to occur.