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American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

 

Description:

Clusters of bright glossy purple berries around stems, Opposite leaves, Serrated edged leaves, Perennial, Deciduous Shrub, 3-5 ft Tall.

Habitat:

Found in woods, moist thickets, rich bottomlands, edges of wetlands in Coastal, Piney, and Oak Woodlands.

Foliage:

Green serrated symmetrical leaves. Elliptic shape with tapered ends. Half as wide as long, approximately 9 inches. Opposite of each other or in clusters of threes.

Flowers & Berries:

Small pink-white flowers that turn quickly to green (new/young) berries. Berries change color to Purple, or White.

 

Growing Requirements of this and other Elms Nursery Plants

Opposite leaves

 

 Photos Hester Burch

 

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