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Plant Name:

American Beautyberry

Scientific Name:

Callicarpa americana


American Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub with clusters of vibrant purple berries that persist into the fall and winter.


Woodlands, forest edges, open areas


Provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. The berries are consumed by many bird species and some mammal species.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.


American Beautyberry is often used as an ornamental plant in landscaping. The berries can be used to make jellies and attract birds to gardens.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

American Beautyberry is also known as French Mulberry or Beauty Bush.

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Photo Credit

Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA

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