Callicarpa americana – “American Beautyberry”

Botanical name: Callicarpa americana
Common name: “American Beautyberry”


Size: 4-8′ x 4′
Light: Full sun/pt shade
Bloom: Sep-Nov


Native deciduous shrub with a loose, open growth habit. When they mature in early-fall, profuse clusters of showy, bright-purple berries encircle the stems at nodes. Useful for naturalizing and most effective planted in masses with an occasional C. americana ‘Lactea’.

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