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American Beautyberry

Callicapra Americana L.


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
American Beautyberry Planting Mix

Helps your American Beautyberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 6-10
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

3-6 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Callicapra Americana L.

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The American Beautyberry is an extraordinary shrub.  

The deciduous Perennial comes alive in April with toothed green foliage. Then, in July it produces small white and pink flowers in clusters. Undoubtedly, the most impressive time of year for this plant is September, when bright, iridescent purple berries emerge and continue to blossom through November. 

In addition to the ever-changing appearance throughout the year, there are some astonishing advantages to owning this plant. 

Natural Mosquito Repellent
The US Department of Agriculture Research Service has confirmed that the Beautyberry leaves contain three compounds that are responsible for repelling mosquitos and other biting bugs, including fire ants.

It has been said that all you need to do is grab a few leaves, and crush them in your hands and rub them on your skin.  What a great way to save money. 

This chemical-free solution to keep insects from landing and biting is something our forefathers have known for generations.

In the early 20th Century, farmers crushed the leaves and placed them in between their horse and its harness to keep mosquitos and tics away.  Perhaps they learned this from early Native Americans who found many medicinal uses for the plants. For centuries, the roots, leaves, berries and stems of these plants were used by many Native American Tribes for medicinal purposes. Different parts of the shrub are believed to be natural cures for fevers, malaria, rheumatism, stomach aches and colic. 

So Versatile: They Can be Grown as Trees, Shrubs or Container Plants
No matter where you plant your Beautyberries, they’re destined to thrive and enhance your setting. 

You can plant several together for an expansive naturalized section of your landscape if you have a lot of land. Planted in multiples, they provide a colorful display of fragrant flowers before producing plump, vibrant purple berries.

Plant one or two to compliment a mixed border, or plant one and let it grow as an ornamental plant.  They also do very well in containers!

Plant These Low Maintenance Beauties and 'Forget About It'
Despite how you prune them, or where you place them, the American Beautyberries are easy to maintain. They grow best in moist, rich soils, and do well in sandy, sandy loam and clay. We recommend you prune once in the fall, and again right before new growth begins in the spring.  Then watch them take off!

·         They’re heat tolerant, able to survive the harshest of droughts

·         Insect and Pest Resistant

·         Disease Resistant

Edible Berries Attract Wildlife Year-round
White-tailed deer are drawn to the berries in the fall after the leaves have dropped.  There are over 40 species of songbirds that are attracted to these plants for the nectar. Cattle like to browse the twigs during the cold months. 

If you enjoy watching wildlife, these plants will likely be a wonderful source of entertainment!

Will YOU like the berries?  They’re not known to be particularly tasty if eaten right from the plant itself but are delicious in jellies and American Beautyberry wine.  If you have some recipes that include these berries, we’d love to hear about them.

Order now and brighten up your landscape year after year with this lovely bush.

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Very happy with our purchase from you. Shipping was extremely quick. Packaging prevented any damage.
We are very pleased with our beauty berry. It arrived in great shape. It has been planted via your instructions and we hope to enjoy it for many years. We would certainly recommend to others to make further purchases from you. It
October 3, 2018
3 months ago
Supporting Wildlife
Beautyberries are an important food source for many birds, such as bobwhite quail, robins, cardinals, catbirds, finches, mockingbirds, thrashers and towhees. Other animals that eat the fruit include armadillos, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, gray foxes, and occasionally some rodents. The white tail deer will browse the leaves.
March 4, 2018
9 months ago
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It was so pretty. I loved it. But past tense. Our home and yard were flooded out by the Release from the Barkers Reservoir following Hurricane Harvey. All of my plants died after sitting in water for 2+ weeks. I will buy more American Beauty Berry when we rebuild our home. It will make me happy to have beautiful plants again.
October 19, 2017
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your American Beautyberry

American Beautyberry Planting Diretions

You can plant in the spring or fall. You should plant your American Beautyberry in an area with light shade. If you’re planting multiple bushes, they should be spaced 4’ to 6’ apart to allow plenty of room for growth. 


Place the tree in a hole that’s only as deep as the root and 2-3 times as wide.  You should fill the hole half-way with soil, then water it and wait for it to drain before filling it with the rest of the soil.


These do well in most types of soil conditions but grow best in moist soil.  Beautyberry bushes are drought tolerant, but in cases of extreme drought, should be watered.  They need about an inch of rain per week.   

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
It's native to Texas and uniquely beautiful.
LISA G on Oct 29, 2018
For one, I love the color purple. And secondly, the berries are a good source for many animals. Happy to provide!
Cindi H on Apr 5, 2018
It's native to Texas and uniquely beautiful.
LISA G on Oct 29, 2018
Something different and I'm collecting almost every berry that can grow in zone 5
Alexander M on Apr 28, 2018
For one, I love the color purple. And secondly, the berries are a good source for many animals. Happy to provide!
Cindi H on Apr 5, 2018
I chose this plant for it's seasonal interest and food source for birds and other animals.
Jessica N on Mar 26, 2018
Please change zip code to 43125.
Shirley H on Mar 24, 2018
I have a yard dedicated to birds and butterflies you offered good size at a fair price
linda r s on Mar 12, 2018
jelly making
Robert L on Feb 23, 2018
for the service berry quality
G Robert L on Feb 3, 2018
Love the color and the changes this plant produces!
M A on Jan 28, 2018
Attracting bluebirds
Cathi S on Jan 10, 2018
size, beauty, and for the birds
MargeJ on Dec 8, 2017
For the birds, animals and the fall foliage
Mary M on Dec 1, 2017
Insect repellent and possible medicinal it looks beautiful too!
Christina C on Nov 15, 2017
Because of its beautiful arching habit, which will look beautiful in a new bed created in my urban garden. And its berry color.
Sandra S on Nov 13, 2017
A gift...I have one and a friend admired it.
Frederic K S on Nov 1, 2017
Looking for patio plants as I don't have a yard. Seems interesting and hope it does well in a pot on the patio
Vanda M on Feb 26, 2017
Something different and I'm collecting almost every berry that can grow in zone 5
Alexander M on Apr 28, 2018
I chose this plant for it's seasonal interest and food source for birds and other animals.
Jessica N on Mar 26, 2018
Are these berries edible? Can they be preserved?
Peanuts on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are edible. These are small berries. Flavor is good. The net is full of recipes for these, such as jellies. Yes, they can be preserved-again, they are small berries.
What time of year should these be planted? Do I need to wait until Spring?
Emily K on Nov 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No you can plant it now.
Does this plant need to be pruned?
Donna M on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's best to prune American beautyberry shrubs in late winter or very early spring. There are two methods of pruning. The simplest is to cut the entire shrub back to 6 inches above the ground. ... Beautyberry doesn't need pruning every year if you use this system.

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