Plant ID forum: Do Beautyberry fruit clusters turn to purple?

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Marylan
idreos
Aug 29, 2017 6:22 PM CST
Have been advised the below plant is beautyberry.

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The photos in the NGA database all show purple berries. Do the green berries eventually turn purple?

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dave
Aug 29, 2017 7:38 PM CST

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Yes, that's exactly what they do. Smiling You'll enjoy those lovely berries when they turn color later in the season.
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DaisyI
Aug 29, 2017 8:39 PM CST
YES!!! Smiling
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purpleinopp
Aug 31, 2017 4:24 AM CST
A pic of the berries ripening to a bright purple color:
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greene
Aug 31, 2017 8:47 AM CST
Yes and no. Some turn purple, some are magenta (my favorite), some are white. It depends on the variety.
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purpleinopp
Aug 31, 2017 9:19 AM CST
By varieties, do you mean species other than C. americana, or cultivars of that or other species?

I did not look at the bigger version of the pic earlier. The asked-about plant does not look like C. americana, sorry for confusing the discussion in that way.

It may be C. japonica.
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greene
Aug 31, 2017 9:32 AM CST
It appears that the OP accepted the first answer and has not yet read the other suggestion; check here:
https://garden.org/thread/view...
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purpleinopp
Aug 31, 2017 10:39 AM CST
TY, Greene. My last question was being asked of you, but I did not make that clear, my bad.
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greene
Aug 31, 2017 11:07 AM CST
I figured it out, thanks.
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purpleinopp
Sep 1, 2017 12:52 PM CST
I am happy for that, but my personal curiosity remains. I am under the impression that C. americana berries would always turn purple upon ripening, but if that is not true, am anxious to be schooled. :+)
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