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Name: Renee Shelnutt
Jul 27, 2016 4:18 PM CST
I only discovered this bush yesterday and after posting a picture on FB was told what it is. And was given a link to this site.
I read that the berries could be used for jelly and am inquiring instructions for this purpose.
Also, can you use cuttings for transplant, if so exactly how?
Much appreciated,
S Renee
S Renee
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Jul 27, 2016 6:02 PM CST
Hi Renee, Welcome! to NGA

I have never tried to make Beautyberry jelly. But you can grow new plants from softwood cuttings so too late this year.
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Jul 27, 2016 6:08 PM CST
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a lovely plant. I'd never heard of making jelly from the fruit until reading this great article by one of our members:
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Jul 28, 2016 10:03 AM CST
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