American Beauty Berry (Callicarpa Americana)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $12.00

Small pink blooms in summer are followed by clusters of brilliant fuchsia berries in the fall. Berries color in early October and remain until they are eaten by birds and small mammals in late November. Light yellow fall color.

Medicinally Use: Native American used root and leaf tea in sweat baths for rheumatism, fevers, and malaria. Root tea used for dysentery, stomach aches. Root and berry tea used for colic.

Native Environment: Forest
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Spread: 3 to 6 feet
Bloom Time:  June to August
Color: Lavender, pink
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Soil Moisture: Dry/moderate
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Birds, Food/Small Animals
Nature Attracting: Birds
Special Usage: Fresh Cut Flower, Winter Interest
Tolerate: Clay Soil
Maintenance: Medium

          Bird attracting/food