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American BeautyberryFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)


The American beautyberry is a native North American shrub that grows pink and purple berries. Rather than the berries hanging from a branch, they instead wrap around branches in groups.
American Beautyberry (38113616946)

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
Full sun to bear the most fruit, but can tolerate light shade as well; Like many other berries, it prefers acidic soil under a pH of 6; Requires a moderate amount of water; extra shade is not necessary Since they are so popular among deer, it is not uncommon to see your beautyberry shrubs eaten by deer that have passed through The berries are plucked as you would grapes Height: up to 6 feet n/a