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Pink Berry Plant

Pink Berry Plant

Pink Berry Plant

coralberry makes it unbelievably easy to fill your landscape with these unique pink berries, guaranteed to turn heads. Cute, rounded, bluish-green leaves look handsome all season, then, in late summer, bell-shaped flowers appear. As the season changes to autumn, the flowers develop into large dark pink berries, the color intensifying with cold weather. As pretty as it is, this North American native is also amazingly tough, effortlessly fending off deer, cold weather, and problem soils. The fruit is not edible, but may be eaten by birds in mid-late winter. This plant makes an excellent cut flower for fall arrangements.

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I purchased this plant because it is the host plant for the beautiful clearwing hummingbird moth, one of our pollinators. So far I only had one caterpillar on it and sadly I guess the birds got to it. I’m going to protect it better if I see any more on it. When I bought this from the nursery, this plant was loaded with beautiful pink berries. Many people commented on it when they saw it in my cart. I am looking forward to seeing this plant bloom and then the berries that the birds can eat in the winter.

Planted this early spring it is now fall. Plant has done excellent! It’s grown 3” or so inches, needs to fill in a life but pruning will help with that this coming spring. We have had a warm fall and it’s just not starting to get cold and all of a sudden the berries are turning a beautiful pink. For its first year I think the plant has done excellent. Can’t wait for some real growth next year. Only issue I had was around July maybe August we had tobacco worms (I’m not sure the correct name, you can look it up) all over the plant - eating the leaves! For about two weeks i tediously picked the worms off! They damaged the plant considerably but it bounced back. Next year I will be more vigilant and spray beginning of summer. (Source: www.provenwinners.com)

 

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