Callicarpa americana
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Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

  family lamiaceae 
  genus callicarpa 

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Genus  Callicarpa Species  americana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  American beautyberry Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11338 Data source  HtZn p88
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  3' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Callicarpa americana has an attractive autumn display of leaves. American beautyberry has a colorful display of berries in the fall and early winter. This plant can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. This plant does best in full sun to light shade. It likes well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  yes Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  tiny magenta berries in the autumn Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Callicarpa americana is a woody perennial. Leaves: American beautyberry has leaves that turn yellow or pink in autumn. The blossoms are typically of a lavender color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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