Common Name: Coralberry, Indian Currant
- Habit: Shrub
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Dry, Average, Moist
- Height: 1-2′, 2-5′
- Flower: White-Green, May-Jul.
- Fruit: Bright pink-purple berries that may persist into winter
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Riparian, Mesic Forests, Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
Coralberry is a dense growing, deciduous shrub that grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide. Its arching stems bear oppositely arranged, oval shaped, bluish-green leaves. From May to July, white-green flowers can be seen growing in clusters in leaf axils or in terminal spikes. Fruits of showy, pink-purple, berry-like drupes develop from September to December. This species provides food and shelter for songbirds, ground birds, and small mammals.