Focal point, Pollinator Plants
May, June, July
Medium, Moist, Wet
Moist, rich, sandy or clay loam, acidic.
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a deciduous shrub easily identified by its unique berry clusters. The profusion of fruit results in clusters that wrap completely around the branches in beautiful violet/magenta rings. It produces the most fruit in a sunny location, but Beautyberry also thrives in shadier spots. Flowers form on new growth, so pruning this shrub after the berries are gone increases the following year’s fruit production.
This shrub is an important food source for wildlife in the winter, as it keeps its berries long after the leaves have dropped. Beautyberry is also host to the Rustic Sphinx Moth (pictured above). Its wildlife benefits and distinctive features make Beautyberry a valuable addition to any garden!
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!