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All About American Beautyberry

By wildflowers
November 25, 2016

I really look forward to fall when so many plants change into their colorful fall wardrobes; it's such a beautiful sight. The American Beautyberry is one such plant that makes quite a showing, boasting bright magenta berries that look much like bracelets of amethyst beads glistening in clusters along drooping branches.

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Mar 2, 2015 9:26 AM CST
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
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I just read this wonderful article about The Beautyberry shrub. Smiling Although I have never seen it except in photos I think it is so very beautiful, especially when the berries are ripe. Lovey dubby I wonder íf this shrub will tolerate cool summers? Our winters here in The south part of Iceland are rather mild, average temps around 30F and our summers around 60 to 65 degrees F. Does anyone know what this planr will tolerate? Green Grin!
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Mar 3, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Hi Magga,

I don't really have the answer since I live in such a different climate; I know Beautyberry can tolerate very hot conditions. It is a deciduous shrub that is very slow to come out of dormacy in late spring, so that may be because it waits for temps to warm up. Although, I mostly find it growing under large trees, like oaks where it is shaded from the sun.

Sorry I cannot be more helpful.
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Mar 3, 2015 9:20 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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I can't say for sure either Magga but I'm doubting it will bloom or fruit in your cool summers.
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Mar 3, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Region: Europe Foliage Fan Roses Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
Ok thanks ladies. I have plenty more to try up here Green Grin!
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