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American Beautyberry
Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana L.
Family: Verbenaceae
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa  americana)
Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-9,14-24,26,28-41
USDA: 7-11

Frost Tolerance: Deciduous in the colder areas of its range

Sun Exposure: Part sun to light shade

Origin: Eastern USA

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, 5 to 8 feet tall and wide (1.5-2.4 m); opposite, scented leaves, 3 to 6 inches long (8-15 cm) and 2 inches wide (5 cm), with pubescent underside.

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, softwood cuttings

The variety 'Lactea' has white berries.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 99.

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa  americana)

Blooming Habits:
Light purplish-white flowers in late spring.

Fruiting Habits:
very attractive clusters of purple fruit, in late summer and fall.

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