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Common Beautyberry Bush

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  • Pink, Purple & White Flowers & Berries
  • Mature Height 3-6 Feet
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Growing Zones 7 - 11

Beautyberry Bush is fantastic for adding a pop of color to the garden in late summer and fall. For most of the year, this bush makes a lovely backdrop to a garden border with medium-sized, green leaves. As the summer comes to a close, this bush explodes into bloom and forms purple berries that stay on the shrub as the leaves fall in autumn. Callicarpa americana is low maintenance and can be used in naturalized areas to attract wildlife and provide food for the winter.

Beautyberry Bush is easy to grow and has few pests or disease problems. It is a fast-growing shrub that can quickly fill the garden's open areas. The deciduous leaves develop lovely autumn color as they fall to reveal the intensely colored berries. Callicarpa is a North American native from the Southeastern states and grows well in almost all USDA growing zones.

Beautyberry Bush Care

Beautyberry tolerates any native soil. Clay to sandy soil is fine as long as it is well-draining year-round. Place this shrub in full sun to partial shade to promote the most flowering and berry formation. Fertilizing is rarely needed for native shrubs. Apply a layer of organic compost around the root zone of Beautyberry in early spring to support this bush’s nutrition through the growing season. Supplemental watering is needed during periods of drought and high heat. 

Regular pruning is unnecessary and may cause Beautyberry to form large water sprout branches. Every 3-4 years, prune out one-third of the largest branches down to the ground. This shrub is naturally vase-shaped and develops new branches at the base, called canes, every year. Thinning out the oldest and largest canes encourages fresh new growth. The best time of year for the pruning is late in the winter, right before new growth begins.

Beautyberry Shrub Spacing

Callicarpa is best planted as a specimen shrub. The overall size is large and not easy to add to established plantings. Give Beautyberry Shrub at least 3 feet of space from other trees and shrubs. The arching branches can spread 6-8 feet when left to grow naturally.

Beautyberry Bush Information

Light Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Mature Height: 3-6 feet
Mature Spread: 3-6 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple, White
Flower Shade/Description: Pink, Purple, White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple, Yellow
Foliage Description: Greenish-Gold, Purple-Tinged
Temperature: 70° - 75°F (21° - 24°C)
Humidity: - Lerate Somewhat Dry Conditions
Features: - Native to North America
Common Name: Beautyberry Tree
Other Name(s): Beautyberry
Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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