Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Blade of Sun'

Chenault Coralberry

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to approximately 12" from the ground in late winter or early spring.

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A shrub that can be planted in sun displaying a bright lime gold color or in shade where foliage turns more green.

  • New growth is yellow-orange.
  • Pink/purple berries
  • Mounded, bushy habit

Best used for naturalizing or in woodland gardens.

Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 18-24 in
Zone: 4-9
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes about Chenault Coralberry:

While this shrub is hardy and not particularly demanding, it does have some questionable attributes.  The berries may be harmful to humans and small animals plus it does require lots of space to grow because of its suckering habit.  It does however, provide shelter to wildlife and its flowers do attract butterflies and moths.  Due to its spreading nature it is excellent for erosion control.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Attractive fruit
  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Gold
  • Yellow
  • Chartreuse
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Mounding
  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water