SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
COMMON NAME: indian currant coralberry
FLOWERS: Yellowish white in April or May on spikes. Not showy.
LEAVES: Opposite, simple and 1/2" to 1.25" long and 1/4" to 3/4" wide. Rounded at the base and dark dull green on top. Entire margins. Round leaf and pubescence underneath.
GROWTH HABIT: 2' to 5' high and 4' to 8' wide as a spreading, arching shrub.
OTHER: Hardy from zone 2 to 8. Young twigs are purple. Fruit attracts wildlife. Native to high/dry sites in Alabama. Has purple fruit in fist-shaped clusters. A tough xeriscape plant that will grow in sun or shade. A member of the Caprifoliaceae family.