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Cultural Details for Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Common Name:
Indiancurrant Coralberry, Buckbrush

Growth Rate:
spreading, arching shrub

Average Mature Height:
2-4(5)' tall

Average Mature Width:
4-8' wide

Flower Details:
Small yellowish-white flowers, June or July, in dense and short clusters/spikes.

Fruit Details:
Purplish-red, berry-like, drupe fruits are small 0.16-0.25" diameter, maturing in October, persist into winter.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Bark is brown, and is often shredding/peeling on older wood.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
New Jersey to Georgia, Kansas and Texas, west to South Dakota.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
adapts to partial sun, moist to dry conditions, and a loamy or rocky soil. Zone 2-7(8)

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
9056, 9057, 9064, 9065, 9086, 9087, 9088, 9089

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu