I received a tiny plant for Valentine’s Day from my husband 10 years ago. It got bigger and I kept transplanting to larger containers. One year, I cut the tops off to prune. The next year tiny, pale, white flowers led to red berries!
Coralberry, Spiceberry, & Christmas Berry are common names for this evergreen from Asia whose roots are used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Now my Coralberry is a 3 ft tall beauty.
I move her into the garage when temps. drop below freezing-which isn’t often this year. She likes shade and gets droopy leaves when needing water or getting too much direct sun.
Like my love for my husband, she has grown grander and more beautiful over time. He knows I like plants instead of cut flowers for gifts. The cut flowers are beautiful but fade quickly. He is so thoughtful to give me both often. This plant will continue to bring me joy for many years to come.