Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry

$ 14.95

Item #: 1480
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Naturally occurring in moist woodlands throughout the southeast, Beautyberry is a large, open shrub with a habit similar to Forsythia. But in early fall the non-showy white flowers have matured into eye-popping clusters of brilliant lavendar purple fruits. Branches look like there are 2 inch wads of grape bubblegum at every node. It is very showy. For best effect, grow Beautyberry in moist soil in full sun or light shade. To make a shorter and berry-laden plant, every so often in late winter, cut them down to 6 to 10 inches or so. This will result in shorter, denser 4 foot stems with good flowering and fruiting for the fall. Butterflies visit the mid-summer flowers and birds will eventually eat the fruits in late winter.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit           

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half, Full sun, mostly shady

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Size

full quart

Height

36in or taller

 

Flower Color          

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Early summer

Spread

6ft

Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9