The American beauty berry is a wonderful native shrub that has small light purple to white flower clusters in the summer and striking bright purple fall/winter berries. In the early fall, the berries begin to cluster around the stems of the shrub and create a very unique effect that mixes with the green of the leaves. These shrubs are popular among landscapers because they are native and can be used in hedges or single plantings. They are also desirable because the branches often grow downward creating a full low lying effect that compliments the upward growth of other trees and shrubs.
The American beauty berry is also a favorite of songbirds and wildlife. So if you are looking for a way to attract birds support your local ecosystem this shrub provides a lot of benefits wildlife in a package that is completely native to North America.
|Bloom Color:||Light purple, pink, white|
|Bloom Period:||Early to mid summer|
|Fall Color:||Golden yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Bright green; Light green|
|Genus & Species:||Callicarpa americana|
|Mature Height:||4-6 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||4-6 ft.|
|Soil Type:||moist well-drained, loam, sandy or shallow upland sites|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun; Partial sun|
|Zone:||5 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
I love this plant. Fortunately my woods in the sunny spots are full of them. I make arrangements out of them. The leaves dont hold up.....just take them off and the berries hold up great.