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FutureStarrASymphoricarpos Proud Berry
There’s a new berry on the top of the bush. Like a New World apple or a sassy blackberry, its contorted form might be eluding you at the moment, but one sniff of its warm, fuzzy fragrance will welcome you again.I added ' Proud Berry' into my grouping of S. albus a few years ago, and am very happy that I did! Not only do the birds benefit, but I get to enjoy a dash of color late into the season. I placed them in a northern exposure in sandy soil so I haven't had a problem with suckering (yet?!). Cheerful on those gray days!
Symphoricarpos Proud Berry® is a mounding shrub featuring lustrous blue-green foliage that is attractive over a long season on plants that are more compact than our native Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus). Come fall, though, when the pink blossoms turn into nearly fluorescent pink berries, you’ll see why this is the main attraction. Proud Berry® delivers a prolific show when planted in full sun and provided with a touch of pruning in early spring to encourage an abundant display of fruit in fall. Cut some of the berry stems to bring indoors for exceptionally long-lasting, late-season bouquets. The berries are also a good food source for robins and thrushes.
Make autumn more colorful with plump, pink fruit! Proud Berry™ 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. Available in better garden centers in spring 2017. Top three reasons to grow Proud Berry™ coral berry: 1. Very showy fruit in fall 2. Makes an excellent cut flower 3. Exceptionally hardy and tough (Source: hirts.com)