American Beauty Berry (Callicarpa americana)
Callicarpa americana is a multiple stemmed shrub with the most unusual colored fruit of any of our native species varying from violet to ultramarine blue-purple or pink. Fruit ripening proceeds over a long time period, and fruit clusters will remain into the winter, after foliage has dropped.
These plants like average well drained soil, but does better with ample moisture. We will cut them very hard in spring, down to 8-12", which seems to enhance their density and fruit production. This plant occurs naturally from Florida,north to Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and northern Mexico.
Zones 7-10. Zone 6 with protection.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil