Black Beautyberry

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Black Beautyberry

Callicarpa acuminata
Mexican Beautyberry
3

6 feet
3

9 feet
Mexico to Bolivia
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Shade (or moist, well-drained sun). Deciduous, with large, rough, serrated leaves, long arching branches, pink flowers in summer, and clusters of dark glossy berries in autumn. Occasionally the berries are white. A somewhat larger cousin of American beautyberry, this Central American native can be used as understory under cedar elms, live oaks, and other large shade trees. Like beautyberry, Callicarpa acuminata may pout during dry summer weather, but generally it’s quite tough.

Maintenance

Hedging as needed. Appreciates supplemental summer water in exposed locations.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 3-9' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Bloom Time:
September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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