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American Beautyberry

SKU: AM020080
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American Beautyberry provides four seasons of splendor with a graceful form, vibrant berries, and abundant wildlife. Small, pale pink blooms attract bees and butterflies in early summer. Each autumn, clusters of purple berries are held closely along arching stems. While berries attract birds to the garden, yellow fall foliage adds to the display. This native beauty is perfect for massing along the woodland edge or as a highlight in habitat gardens. (Callicarpa americana)
key features
Botanical Name
Callicarpa americana
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Privacy
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
3-6 ft tall
Bloom Time
Summer through fall


American Beautyberry is a must-have, eye-catching shrub for habitat gardens. While the small summer blossoms are not particularly showy, they provide a ready source of nectar to pollinators, such as Spring Azure butterflies and honeybees. American Beautyberry blooms on new growth; prune back old canes in winter to rejuvenate plants and encourage new shoots in spring. Autumn fruits attract a diversity of birds to feast, including the Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrush, Purple Finch, and Eastern Towhee. American Beautyberry shrubs grow in moist woods, rich bottomlands, coastal plains, and swamp edges from Virginia south to Florida, and west to coastal Texas. Plants tolerate any well-drained soil and are drought tolerant once established. They look right at home in the sunny butterfly garden or in the filtered shade among Oakleaf Hydrangea and Aromatic Aster.