(Callicarpa americana)

  • Type: Deciduous
  • Light: Sun to part shade
  • Height: 4 - 6'
  • Spread: 3 - 6'
  • Flower: White - Light Pink
  • Bloom: Summer
  • Fruit: Purple
  • Fruit Time: Late Summer - Early Fall

Callicarpa americana, commonly called beautyberry, is a loose open shrub valued for its spectacular fruits. The relatively insignificant flowers develop into prolific bright violet to magenta berry-like drupes which encircle the stem. These fruits remain attractive for a long time although they are generally eaten by birds before winter weather.

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