Scientific Name: Symphoricarpos x chenaultii
Common Name: Chenault coralberry
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Pendulous, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Screening
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pubescent, Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Spike, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, White, Purple, Pink, Red, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, most blades ovate, 2-3cm long x 1.5-2.5cm wide, tips and base obtuse, petioles 1-3mm long, dark green/glaucous underside; spikes 1-2cm long, florets 5-7mm long, pinkish; berries tightly clustered, up to 1.5cm wide, white to pinkish-red or purple. Winter ID: twigs pubescent, buds opposite, 1-2mm long; berries or some leaves may persist.