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Galaxy™ Coralberry

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmgala'

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Galaxy™ Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmgala') at Moana Nursery

Galaxy™ Coralberry fruit

Galaxy™ Coralberry fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Galaxy™ Coralberry (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Kolmgala') at Moana Nursery

Galaxy™ Coralberry

Galaxy™ Coralberry

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Hybrid Snowberry

Brand:  First Editions

Description:

A versatile small shrub valued for its clusters of large white glossy berries that persist into winter along the gracefully arching branches, great for cutflower arrangements, a highly ornamental compact rounded shrub; excellent for mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Galaxy™ Coralberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent white berries from early fall to late winter. It features subtle white bell-shaped flowers along the branches in early summer. It has bluish-green foliage with grayish green undersides throughout the season. The oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Galaxy™ Coralberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Galaxy™ Coralberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Galaxy™ Coralberry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.