Symphoricarpos × doorenbosii
Common name: 
Doorenbos Snowberry
Doorenbos Coralberry
Pronunciation: 
sim-fo-ri-KAR-pos dor-en-BO-see-i
Family: 
Caprifoliaceae
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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