General Plant Information (Edit)
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:
||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:
||4 to 6 feet
||4 to 6 feet
||Good fall color
Other: New leaves emerge bronze-purple in spring, maturing to dark green in summer and turning golden-purple in fall.
Edible to birds
Other: Clusters of 30 to 40 small violet-purple berries.
||Late summer or early fall
Blooms on new wood
||Late spring or early summer
||Windbreak or Hedge
|Awards and Recognitions:
||Other: 2002 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Posted by Newyorkrita
(North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 3, 2011 5:03 PM concerning plant:
The fall berries are very tiny but bunched in clusters all along the branches. Very vivid coloring. The plant flowers and sets berries from the oldest part of the branches as it grows out. So during the summer there are times when the back of the branch has berries forming while the tips of the branches are still in flower. I planted my Beautyberry shubs in order to attract backyard songbirds with the berries but the only type of bird I have even seen eat them are the Mockingbirds. I do find the fall berries really pretty.
Rita on the north shore of Long Island, New York zone 6/7
Posted by lauribob
(N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Jun 24, 2017 12:09 PM concerning plant:
The stems of colorful berries can be cut and used in a fall flower arrangement. This variety is self-fertile and has a true profusion of berries.
Posted by virginiarose
(Virginia - Zone 8a) on Sep 15, 2013 9:21 AM concerning plant:
Most beautyberries require a pollinator for fruit, but 'Profusion' is self-pollinating and always has a ton of berries! I have only one shrub, so this plant takes care of its own fertilizing.
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