Coralberry flowers give way to clusters of round, coral-red berries which mature in autumn. The berries persist through most of the winter providing excellent color and interest to the winter landscape. Berry-laden winter stems may be cut for indoor floral arrangements.
Coral berry can be naturalize in open woodland areas where it can be allowed to spread or used for erosion control on slopes or informal hedges.
For the best fruit set, each spring, just as the new growth begins to appear on the stems, cut the entire plant back to about 12″ tall, and prune out any dead wood.
Sofie (Proud Berry) – 3 to 4 feet tall & wide, large dark pink berries
Coralberry – USDA Plant Fact Sheet
Coralberry – Missouri Botanical Garden
Coralberry – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Proud Berry Coralberry – Proven Winners
Recommended for Wildlife by
Gardening for the Birds by George Adams
The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher by Burton & Kress
Attracting Wildlife – HGIC
Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.