Coralberry is a very showy colonial shrub native in the eastern and central United States, as well as central Canada (Ontario) and northeastern Mexico. It reaches 4+ feet, with smooth, opposite, dull green, oval-shaped leaves and shreddy bark. Greenish white flowers are tucked under the leaves in early summer, developing later in the season into beautiful coral pink (hence the name) / wine red berries that persist well into winter. The arching branches root where they touch the earth, and woody runners also spread the colony. The root system is deep and branched. A colorful Coralberry thicket is great for holding soil on slopes while attracting and supporting insects, birds and mammalian wildlife.