Member Price: $69.95
Member Price: $69.95
The American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States, known for its eye-catching clusters of vibrant purple berries. This ornamental plant is a member of the Verbenaceae family and thrives in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, thickets, and coastal plains. The American Beautyberry's striking appearance and wildlife-attracting qualities make it a popular choice for naturalistic gardens and landscapes.
The American Beautyberry is a medium-sized shrub that typically grows between 3-6 feet in height and width. It has a rounded, loosely branched form, with opposite, simple leaves that are ovate to lanceolate in shape. The leaves are dark green in color, with serrated margins and a slightly rough texture.
This versatile plant is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions and is tolerant of various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. The American Beautyberry prefers partial shade to full sun and is relatively drought-tolerant once established.
The American Beautyberry produces small, tubular flowers that appear in clusters called cymes in the leaf axils along the stems. The flowers bloom from late spring to early summer and are typically pale pink to lavender in color. Each individual flower measures about 0.2 inches in length and is attractive to various pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other insects.
The true showstopper of the American Beautyberry is its clusters of bright purple berries, which encircle the stems in tight, eye-catching groups. The fruit, technically a drupe, ripens from late summer to early fall and persists on the plant even after the leaves have fallen, providing a striking display throughout the winter months.
The vibrant berries are a valuable food source for various birds and wildlife, including cardinals, mockingbirds, and deer. In addition to their ornamental and ecological value, the American Beautyberry's fruit has been traditionally used by Native Americans for various medicinal purposes.
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