Coralberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry

This is a genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs known mostly for their showy fruit. In fact, the name comes from the Greek words for "to bear together" and "fruit" referring to the berries which are packed together closely. They are primarily native to North America and Central America with at least one coming from China. The genus was first identified by Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest of the United States in 1805.

 

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Symphoricarpos albus Common Snowberry
S. x chenauiltii Chenault Coralberry
S. x doorenbosii Doorenbos Coralberry
S. orbiculatus Indian Currant, Coralberry
S. rivularis Snowberry

 

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