American Beautyberry

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This attractive, highly adaptable deciduous shrub provides foliage that deer will browse during the summer along with masses of purple berries along the stems which begin ripening in August and are retained on the plant after its leaves well into fall and even early winter in warmer zones, providing a late season food source for both deer and turkey. Native to much of the southeastern US, it is tolerant of full sun to medium shade, it fruits heaviest in brighter conditions. Quite drought tolerant once established and perfectly happy in any soil type from alkaline to acidic as long as the site is reasonably well-drained.

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This attractive, highly adaptable deciduous shrub provides foliage deer will browse during the summer along with masses of purple berries along the stems, which begin ripening in August and are retained on the plant after its leaves well into fall and even early winter in warmer zones, providing a late-season food source for both deer and turkey. Native to much of the southeastern US, it is tolerant of full sun to medium shade. It fruits the heaviest in brighter conditions. It's quite drought tolerant once established and perfectly happy in any soil type from alkaline to acidic as long as the site is reasonably well-drained.

To increase each plant's success rate, our plants are shipped in fully-rooted 5-gallon containers rather than bare-root or seedling. You don't have to plant them right away, but can instead wait for the ideal day.
Common Name American Beautyberry
Scientific Name Callicarpa americana
Wildlife Value Cover, Browse, Fruit
Fruiting Requirements Self-fertile
Fruiting Time Late summer to winter
Size 5 Gallon Rooted Container

Zones

Vegetation Zone 6-10 Green
USDA Zone 6 - 10
Exposure Full Sun to Medium Shade
Drought Tolerance Once Established Med

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Size

4.5 – 6', 5 Gallon Rooted Container