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Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry

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Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry)

Small pink blooms in summer are followed by clusters of bright purple berries in the fall. Berries color in late September or early October and remain until they are eaten by birds. Shrubs may die back to the ground in winter but will regrow from the base in spring.

Additional Information:


Height
48-60 Inches

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Spread
36-48 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Pink / Rose


USDA Hardiness Zone 6-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn (Rhamnus caroliniana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

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