I – American Beautyberry


Callicarpa Americana

Native Species: This loose open shrub is valued for its spectacular fruits. The relatively insignificant flowers develop into prolific bright violet to magenta berry-like drupes which encircle the stem. The fruit is high in moisture and a prized food source for over 40 species of songbirds.

Fun Fact: Farmers used to rub the crushed leaves on themselves to repel mosquitoes and biting bugs. Studies conducted by the Agricultural Research Service has shown two compounds – callicarpenal and intermedeol – are responsible for the repellent properties.

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18″ bare root / 3 per packet
Height: 5-8′

Spread: 5-8′
Bloom Time: Late Spring, inconspicuous
Berries: Showy, violet
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Attracts: Flowers Attract Bees & Butterflies, berries prized by birds