Callicarpa americana c.s. (American Beautybush, Beautybush) is a deciduous shrub that typically grows to a height of 3 to 8 feet (0.9 to 2.4 meters) with a similar spread. It has a rounded, bushy growth habit with arching branches. The leaves are opposite, elliptical, and about 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12.7 centimeters) long. They are green in color and turn yellow in the fall.
Flowers: The American Beautybush produces small, inconspicuous, purplish-pink flowers that are clustered together in dense clusters or panicles. The flowers appear in late spring to early summer and may attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Fruit: In the fall, the leaves of American beautyberry turn a bright yellow-green color, adding to the plant's ornamental value, the American Beautybush develops small, round berries that are initially green and later transition to a vibrant shade of purple. The berries persist into fall and are a significant ornamental feature, adding visual interest to the shrub.
Habitat and Range: Callicarpa americana is native to the southeastern United States. It is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, thickets, and stream banks.
Landscape Use: American Beautybush is primarily grown as an ornamental shrub in gardens and landscapes. It is valued for its attractive clusters of colorful berries, which provide ornamental interest. It can be used as a specimen plant, in borders, or in naturalized areas.
Maintenance: American Beautybush is generally low-maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of soil types. It grows best in full sun to partial shade. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged wood and to shape the plant. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, is recommended to establish and maintain the shrub.
Botanical Name : Callicarpa americana c.s.
Common Name : American Beautybush
Height : 3-5 ft
Spread : 3 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 90 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 6-10
Other Info : C.S ( cleaned seed)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 13,750