Callicarpa americana, American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: North America
USDA Zone: 6-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The beautyberries are packed tightly together in clusters that encircle the stem. Variety lactea has white fruits. Spring flowers and beautiful fall fruit make this an attractive landscape plant.

Very adaptable, even to low fertility soils. Very drought tolerant. Requires well drained soil. Propagation: Seeds and semi-hardwood cuttings.

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