$15.00 – $30.00
Common Name: Beautyberry
- Habit: Shrub
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average, Dry
- Height: 5-8′
- Flower: Pink, White, May, Jun
- Fruit: Clusters of small, brilliant mauve berries that persist into winter after leaves fall off.
- Fall Color: Yes
- Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest
Callicarpa americana is a woody shrub that can be single or multi-stemmed, with large, opposite, ovate leaves. Clusters of tiny pinkish-white flowers sprout along the stems in late spring. Brilliant lavender to purple berries in the fall attract birds and other wildlife including foxes, raccoons, and deer. Fruit is often winter persistent, lasting through late winter. Beautyberry is an important wildlife forage plant in the Southeast.