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Candy™ Coralberry

First Editions Plants

Availability : In Stock
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

If having a bright pink winter interest shrub sounds appealing, read on about the Candy Coralberry. While its foliage and unique arching limbs offer a pleasant texture during the spring and summer, winter is the time for this shrub to shine. After dropping its leaves, beautiful berries adorn the limbs until late winter.

Standing at only about 2’-2.5’ and 2.5’-3’ wide, this shrub is an excellent addition to border plantings that need that extra “pop” during the winter season. For even more decor ideas, clip off a stem or two and place them within floral arrangements. Use this darling shrub in mass planting, border planting or within hedges.

While its berries seem to be the main focal point, the Candy Coralberry is widely beneficial to pollinators by providing a late-season source of food from its bright pink flowers!

Both cold hardy and heat tolerant, this shrub is quite low maintenance.

Candy Coralberry Plant Care

The Candy Coralberry does best in full sun for flower and berry production, however it will tolerate partial shade. This shrub does not like wet roots consistently, so either plant where water can easily run off or use well-draining soil. Alternatively, you may plant it about 4”-6” above the surface of the ground and mound up with dirt. Choose its new home by determining where you’re wanting that extra “pop” of color and dig a hole at least two times the size of its root base.

As stated above, well-draining soil is a must. The specific soil pH requirements are minimal and are considered neutral. Avoid heavily acidic or heavily alkaline pH soil and your shrub will be thriving. Clay, loam and sand all provide the necessary base within the soil for the Candy Coralberry.

With consistent rainfall, your Candy Coralberry will thrive. Supplement watering when extremely hot temperatures have been around for 5-7 days with no rainfall. Water thoroughly without submerging the roots for an extended time.

Fertilizing is a breeze as the Candy Coralberry only needs one application per year and this can be done in late winter or early spring before the leaves bud out. Use a balanced fertilizer in either granular, spray, or stick form. 20-20-20, 20-30-20, and 18-24-16 fertilizers will provide the needed nutrients for the Candy Coralberry to prosper in its new season.

Each year in early spring, it is best to do a light pruning to both shape your Candy Coralberry to your liking and to allow new growth. The flowers and berries emerge from new growth, so pruning is essential for the best results. Only remove 1-5 branches per year to avoid over-pruning. Cut at the base of the plant about 1”-2” above the root base.

Candy Coralberry Plant Spacing

While it is compact, the Candy Coralberry is narrow at the bottom and has arching branches at the top. Plant at least 3.5 feet apart, center on center, and from surrounding shrubs. This spacing is the best practice for mass planting, border planting, and hedges.

Candy™ Coralberry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early to Midsummer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wetland Areas & Ponds, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand: First Editions Plants
Common Name: Candy™ Coralberry
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations