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American BeautyberryCallicarpa americana

39 reviews
  • American Beautyberry

    The American Beautyberry produces its bright purple fruit in late summer.

  • American Beautyberry
  • American Beautyberry

* Images shown are of mature plants

American BeautyberryCallicarpa americana

39 reviews
Shrubs & Hedges
$89.95
$89.95
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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 mosquitoes 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.

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.

Planting & Care

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $125 $19.95
$125 + FREE SHIPPING!

Product Details

Mature Height: 3-6 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Callicarpa americana
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
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6-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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09/06/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful beauty berry

These shrubs arrived in beautiful condition. I planted them one day later and they are thriving. I planted them in memory of my brother. I know he would be happy with them.

KH
05/07/2022
Kellie H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent plant!

Shipped fast and arrived in PERFECT condition with new growth! I planted it in my full sun butterfly garden and can’t wait to see it grow!

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05/03/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Nice Plants

They arrived a little smaller than I expected, but nothing a little time and TLC won't cure. After being planted for 2 weeks there was zero die back. Both plants already have some decent new growth. I can't wait until next summer when they'll look better than just a few twigs sticking out of the ground.

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03/03/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Still sticks

Still sticks, but new growth is coming out. Came in good shape nothing broken so I expect it to be beautiful this summer into fall.

03/04/2022

Fast-Growing-Trees.com

Your plant will be beautiful once its fully leafed back out! Please reach out with any questions or concerns!

CC
01/21/2022
Chris C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Arrived in great condition

The plant arrived quickly and was packaged very well!