'Proud Berry' Coralberry


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.

Top reasons to grow Proud Berry® coral berry:

  • Very showy fruit in fall
  • Makes an excellent cut flower
  • Exceptionally hardy and tough
Long Blooming
Produces Berries
Fall Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Erosion Control
Native to North America


Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
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Garden Height: 
 36 - 48 Inches
 36 - 48 Inches
 36 - 48 Inches
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Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
 New Wood
Bloom Time: 
 Late Summer
 Early Fall
 Mid Fall
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Water Category: 
 Border Plant
 Cut Flower
 Good for Screening
 Mass Planting
 Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 

For the very best fruit set on Proud Berry® coral berry, plant in full sun. Each spring, just as the new growth begins to appear on the stems, cut the entire plant back to about 12" (.3 m) tall, and prune out any dead wood.

Fun Facts: 

Proud Berry® was developed by Catharina Marie Hoekstra-Arisz in the Netherlands; it is an improved version of Amethyst™ coral berry.

Proud Berry® Symphoricarpos sp. 'Sofie' USPP 21,226