Coralberry - Symphoricarpos orbiculatus


Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is a bushy deciduous shrub with dark green, ovate leaves and small white or pinkish bell-shaped flowers in late summer, followed by dark pink or purplish fruit.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, photos are required preferably showing the flowers, but particularly the fruits.


Usually found as a planted shrub or escape from cultivation, and often close to habitation.

When to see it

Flowers in late summer.

Life History

Deciduous shrub.

UK Status

Not often recorded in Britain which makes status difficult to determine.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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