American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry is a loose open native deciduous shrub valued for its fruits.  The mild green foliage has no fall color.  Clusters of tiny light pink flowers bloom in summer attracting bees and butterflies, then give way to bursts of bright magenta fruits.  Best growth in full sun, but some shade promotes drought tolerance.  




Southeast N. America; GA Native


3’ - 6’


3’ - 6’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 10


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  Prune back 6” in winter or early spring to better flowering.  Multiple plants encourage better fruits and flowering.  No serious pests of diseases.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Holly, Orange Berry, Abelia

IMAGES:  Eric HuntCallicarpa americana 2CC BY-SA 3.0, (2)Bob Peterson from North Palm Beach, Flo rida, Planet Earth!, American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) (7729346546)CC BY-SA 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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Callicarpa americana ~ American Beautyberry
Callicarpa americana ~ American Beautyberry
Callicarpa americana ~ American Beautyberry
Callicarpa americana ~ American Beautyberry
Callicarpa americana ~ American Beautyberry

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