American Beautyberry

American Beautyberry

Regular price $15.00 Sale

Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry is a showy, upright, spreading, deciduous shrub that, in mid summer, produces pale pink flowers.  In the Autumn, the American Beautyberry freely produces dark violet berries.  Berries are edible. Many folks made home-made jelly out of the berries.

When cut, berry stalks are equally beautiful (or perhaps more so) in arrangements. For example, participants in our wreath-making workshops (just after Thanksgiving) love them as accents tucked among evergreen boughs.

*Deer May Browse Berries* 

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 4' - 6'
Spread 4' - 6'
Shape Upright & Arching
Primary Foliage Color Bright Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Yellow
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink
Berries Purple
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average:Prepare planting area for adequate drainage.
Cold Hardiness Zone 7