PlantsSymphoricarpos→Chenault’s Coralberry (Symphoricarpos 'Hancock')

Also sold as:
Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 8, 2018 11:37 AM

This Hancock Coralberry is a cultivar selected about 1940 from Hancock Nurseries in Cookville, Ontario, Canada. The mother plant is a hybrid cross between the Indiancurrant Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) x the Small-leaved Coralberry (Symphoricarpos microphyllus), that is called the Chenault Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x chenaultii). This cultivar gets about 2 feet high and 6 to 12 feet wide, has small bluish oval leaves, pinkish small flowers in small clusters and coral pink berries. On the regular Chenault Coralberry the fruits are white on the shaded side and pink on the sunny side. I have seen this cultivar offered at some larger, diverse, conventional and specialty nurseries in the Midwest and East USA.

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