Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionSoil: Highly adaptable to a wide range of soils. Adaptable to acidic soil, clay soil, and some standing water.
Light: Full sun to part shade. Best stem color and deepest texture is produced in more sun
Water: Will do fine if the soil is occasionally wet. Do not over water, just try to maintain a regular water schedule by supplementing rainfall.
Spacing: 4-5' apart
Fertilizing: Nothing special required - if desired, apply a granular (not liquid) garden or rose fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: Very hardy - no special care going into winter.
Maintenance & pruning: This plant should be pruned minimally if at all, as it is slow to recover from severe trimming or cutting back.DetailsBotanical name:Symphoricarpos sp. 'Sofie' Patent #: USPP 21,226 Common name: Coralberry, Pink snowberry Zone: 3 - 7 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Blue-green Season of Interest: Late summer-autumn Bloom time: Late summer Features: Rare & unusual, proven winners, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, hedge, cutting gardens, perennial gardens, landscaping How To GrowSoil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part-sun (4-6 hrs of sun/day). Can grow in more shade, but will be less full and have fewer flowers and berries. Water: Average. Space: Min 4' apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended Maintenance & Pruning: For the best flowering and fruiting, cut shrub back by about half its total height each year in early spring.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.
When I saw this plant on here I had to get it. I've admired this plant for years driving through the neighborhood. I ordered 8 nice looking plants from here and this one was slightly shocked. I could tell it was a little more delicate than the others varieties. I got it in the ground right away in the right location and it perked right up. I would suggest ordering this one when the weather isn't too hot. I got mine when it was about 77 degrees out and its been staying in the high 70's low 80's during the day. I think it was great weather to start this one. The key to ordering plants is not just getting it from a good place but also weather.
I first heard about this coralberry from Laura on Garden Answer but could not find it anywhere in my area. I’m happy I could purchase it from you folks. It was much smaller than I expected but it is healthy and will grow.
A Healthy Plant arrived!
This plant was healthy when it arrived. It has been planted and is growing nicely. Very pleased.
What a cutie!!
This adorable bush arrived in good health. I couldn’t plant it right away but it held up just fine for over a week until I could get it in its spot in my garden. It’s doing well and looking great!!