Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

The coralberry is native to the northeastern United States. It is a small shrub typically reaching 4’ high and sometimes getting up to 6’. The leaves are oval shaped with a pointed tip and are a dull green color. The greenish-white flower clusters are not as showy as the clusters of coral-pink to purple berries up to 1/4 inch in diameter which remain on the plant through winter. Coralberry forms extensive colonies and spreads by rooting at the nodes where it touches the ground. Songbirds, ground birds, small mammals, and browsers use this plant for food, cover, and nesting sites.


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