Hancock Coralberry

Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Plant Description: Low-growing, spreading shrub with arching branches. Branches do not root where they touch the ground. Pink-white blossoms appear in early summer giving way to pink berries which mature in autumn. Dark green leaves are oval and hairy underneath.


Maintenance Type: Shrub - Renewal
Plant Care: Shrub - Renewal (woody multi-stemmed plants that lose their leaves every winter and look best on younger stems, which emerge from the base of the plant): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most shrubs. With spring blooming shrubs, prune after the blooms are spent. When pruning, remove 1/3rd of the oldest branches by cutting at the base of the shrub. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 1-2.5' tall x 6-8' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Green
Bloom Colors: Pink
Bloom Seasons: Early Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Jul

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Full Shade (0-4 hrs sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs morning sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • Winter Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter