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Berberidopsis corallina (Coral Plant)

Coral Plant, Coral Vine, Coral Barberry


Adding an exotic touch to the garden, Berberidopsis corallina (Coral Plant) is a woody evergreen climber with gracefully arching shoots clothed in large, heart-shaped, dark green leaves. In late summer to early fall, their tips are adorned with pendant clusters of ruby-red flowers, hanging like porcelain drop earrings. This beautiful twining shrub is a great choice for partially shaded, sheltered walls or fences.

  • Thrives in part shade, in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. Dislikes strong winds and strong sun. Best grown in a north or west facing site. Lime-free soils are preferred.
  • Easy to grow, this Coral vine can quickly grow up to 10-14 ft. (300-420 cm).
  • Excellent choice for trellises, walls, fences or arbors.
  • Propagate by seed in spring or by stem cuttings or layering in late summer or fall.
  • Native to Chile

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Plant Type Climbers
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 14' (3m – 4.3m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Plant Type Climbers
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 14' (3m – 4.3m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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