Coralberry is a small woody shrub or subshrub with an indefinite spread due to its growth from rhizomes. The small orbiculate green to bluish green leaves, fine textured twigs, small pink flowers, and small coaral pink to purple-red drupes give the plant a soft texture. It requires periodic pruning to remain tidy. Coralberry is native to Texas and is often found as an understory plant along woodland edges, but it tends to become open in dense shade.
Plant Habit or Use:
Perennial, groundcover, shrub, small shrub
sun, partial sun, shade
Perfect, small pinkish green to pink cup-shaped to bell-shaped flowers
Tiny coral pink to purple-pink berry-like drupes in late summer to early fall
2 ft to 4 ft (6 ft)
indefinite from rhizomes.
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: High Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Best in naturalized settings or informal landscapes. Can function as a tall groundcover.