American Beautyberry

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AM020080
American Beautyberry provides four seasons of splendor with a graceful form, vibrant berries, and abundant wildlife. Small, pale pink blooms attract bees and butterflies in early summer. Each autumn, clusters of purple berries are held closely along arching stems. While berries attract birds to the garden, yellow fall foliage adds to the display. This native beauty is perfect for massing along the woodland edge or as a highlight in habitat gardens. (Callicarpa americana)
Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
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Attract Birds
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Native
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Great For Mass Plantings
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Winter Interest
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
half-sun--half-shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 3-6 ft tall , 3-6 ft wide
Bloom TimeSummer through fall
SKUAM020080

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

American Beautyberry is a must-have, eye-catching shrub for habitat gardens. While the small summer blossoms are not particularly showy, they provide a ready source of nectar to pollinators, such as Spring Azure butterflies and honeybees. American Beautyberry blooms on new growth; prune back old canes in winter to rejuvenate plants and encourage new shoots in spring. Autumn fruits attract a diversity of birds to feast, including the Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrush, Purple Finch, and Eastern Towhee. American Beautyberry shrubs grow in moist woods, rich bottomlands, coastal plains, and swamp edges from Virginia south to Florida, and west to coastal Texas. Plants tolerate any well-drained soil and are drought tolerant once established. They look right at home in the sunny butterfly garden or in the filtered shade among Oakleaf Hydrangea and Aromatic Aster.

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Associated SKUsAM020080
AM020055 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM020056 (Tray of 4) - Out of stock.
Common Name
American Beautyberry
Botanical Name
Callicarpa americana
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Pink, Purple
Mature Height
3-6 ft tall
Estimated Mature Spread
3-6 ft wide
Bloom Time
Summer through fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest
Additional Information
Blooms on new growth. Beautyberry plants are said to bear more fruit if several are planted together.
Planting Time
Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America - Southeast United States
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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