But when cold weather got the best of flowering plants in outdoor containers, I loved to fill the void with armloads of coralberry branches.
Now that I have only a small backyard in the city, I've substituted a less aggressive coralberry relative.
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Moench; Coralberry
; Wooded slope northeast of cattail marsh; Rare; (#); C = 1; BSUH 12651.
Photosynthetic rates in exotic bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and exotic Euonymus fortunei were compared to rates in native coralberry
(Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) and native Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia).
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Moench, coralberry
sasanqua * Coralberry
Symphoricarpos * orbiculatus Cotoneaster Cotoneaster species Cranberry C.
Shrubs: viburnums, high-bush cranberry, elderberry, spicebush, chokeberry or chokecherries, serviceberry, coralberry
, hawthorns, wild rose, sassafras, inkberry (winterberry).
The bush's proper name is Symphoricarpos orbiculatus; it is referred to in some locations as coralberry.
Coralberry or privy bush, not to be confused with the privet family of shrubs used in cultivated lawns, grows knee- to waist-high in the southeastern United States.
Dominant woody species in the drainages are roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii), American elm (Ulmus americana), Texas sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), elbow bush (Forestiera pubescens) and possumhaw (Ilex decidua), with an understory comprised of coralberry
(Symphoricarpos orbiculatus), rattan-vine (Berchemia scandens), greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox) and poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans).
Tree species dominating the "creekbottom woodlands," sampled along Big Brown and Little Brown creeks, include water oak (Quercus nigra), American elm (Ulmus americana), box elder (Acer negundo), hackberry (Celtis laevigata) and pecan (Carya illinoiensis); the understory includes coralberry
(Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) and green brier (Smilax bona-nox).
Common shrubs include western snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis), white coralberry
orbiculatus, wolfberry and coralberry
; and Zanthoxylum americanum, prickly-ash.
The primary woody species in the understory are coralberry
(Symphoricarpos orbiculatus), roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii), and poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans); very little of the ground surface is covered by forbs or grasses.
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (coralberry
) and Gleditsia triacanthos (honeylocust) were the NRW species.