Symphoricarpos × doorenbosii
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- A hybrid group of deciduous, thicket forming shrubs, to 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) tall, spreading via runners. Leaves, simple, opposite, elliptic to broadly ovate, 2-4 cm long, dark green above, lighter below. Small white or pink-white bell-shaped flowers appear in summer. Abundant fruit, white, with a pinkish blush, or reddish lilac or purplish, depending on the selection, 1-1.5 cm wide.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (3)4 A hybrid group developed in the 1940's from S. ablus var. laevigatus, S. orbiculatus, and S. × chenaultii by G.A Doorenbos, a highly regarded Dutch horticulturist.
- Some of the selections include:
- ‘Erect’ - compact, vigorous, upright, rose-lilac fruit.
- ‘Magic Berry’ - produces abundant reddish purple fruit.
- Marleen® (‘Ariso’) - compact, with bright purplish-pink fruit in great abundance; cuts stems used in floral arrangements.
- ‘Mother of Pearl’ - aching shoots, dense crops of white fruit. Apparently the first named of the hybrid group.
- ‘White Hedge’ - smaller, compact, upright form with white fruit.