A variable, woody shrub that can be multi-stemmed and bushy in full sun, or slender and taller with sparse leaves in deeper shade. The large, opposite, ovate leaves are lightly serrated at the margins and soft and fuzzy to the touch.  Inconspicuous green and brown flowers at the leaf nodes give way to glossy, bright lavender to purple berries in the fall.  The fruits attract birds and other wildlife including foxes, raccoons and deer. Fruit is often winter persistent, lasting almost until spring. Beautyberry is an important wildlife forage plant in the Southeast.

Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: Leaves have been used as a mosquito deterrent, berries as a dye for fabrics.
Fall Foliage: Yes
Fruit: Clusters of pinkish-lavender colored small berries that persist into winter after leaves fall off.
Habit: Shrub
Height: 5-8', 8-15'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 25
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Border Woodland, Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Water Needs: Dry, Average, Moist

Price: $15.00

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