Callicarpa americana

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants

Height: 3-6'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to July

Bloom Color: White-Pink

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Moist, rich, sandy or clay loam, acidic.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 6,7,8,9,10

Other Names: Callicarpa americana, French Mulberry, Sourbush, Bunchberry, Purple Beautyberry

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Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub easily identified by its unique berry clusters. The profusion of fruit results in clusters that wrap completely around the branches in beautiful violet/magenta rings. It produces the most fruit in a sunny location, but Beautyberry also thrives in shadier spots. Flowers form on new growth, so pruning this shrub after the berries are gone increases the following year’s fruit production.

This shrub is an important food source for wildlife in the winter, as it keeps its berries long after the leaves have dropped. Beautyberry is also host to the Rustic Sphinx Moth (pictured above). Its wildlife benefits and distinctive features make Beautyberry a valuable addition to any garden!



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Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to July

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Moist, rich, sandy or clay loam, acidic.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Callicarpa americana, French Mulberry, Sourbush, Bunchberry, Purple Beautyberry

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At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants supports the United States Postal Service, so your plants will ship via USPS Priority Mail. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.

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