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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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Oct 18, 2011 4:54 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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This shrub is a great plant for the wildlife, not a good form but I leave it alone because its just for the birds. I love these almost florescent purple berries. I really would buy another if I had room for it. Big Grin
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Oct 18, 2011 8:21 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Hi Susan, and thank you.

It does have a rather sprawling habit and can take up some space! That's nice that you have one just for the birds to dine on! Smiling
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Oct 18, 2011 5:48 PM CST
Name: Angie
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Christine: thanks for the article about Beautyberry, but what in the world is the cultivar with the dark berries? I haven't seen one of those and it's most striking!
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Oct 19, 2011 4:41 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Hi Angie, thank you and if you are talking about one of my pictures, they are all the same species, the native Callicarpa americana. The berries can vary in color and the color does deepen, depending on ripeness but the camera might have a little to do with it...

Is this the picture you are talking about? It was taken in November so the berries are at their peak, but the camera lighting may have helped. HA!

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Oct 25, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Daylilies Roses
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That's the one! Mine don't look that dark at all, but they're out in the sun, so maybe that makes a difference.

Thanks for your reply and again for the article.
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