American beautyberry likes rich organic soil but it will tolerate less delicious soils as long as they are well draining.
Beautyberry plant. The branches form long arches that bend toward the ground. An individual species is identified by the second word specific epithet that comes after callicarpa. Plant american beautyberries in a location with light shade and well drained soil. Gardeners love beautyberry s large leaves which are light green and slightly fuzzy.
They are native to east and southeast asia where the majority of the species occur australia madagascar southeast north america and south america. Depending where you live and plant it it may take full sun though it will need lots of water. While they produce more berries in full sun beautyberry is. Too much fertilizer promotes more foliage and less fruit.
It can grow wild. Here in texas it s often used as an understory shrub with dappled shade. Beautyberry is a sprawling small shrub 3 to 8 feet tall. But really it s the plant s late summer or early fall clusters of small bright purple fruit that draws the eye and has gardeners wanting more.
Callicarpa beautyberry is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family lamiaceae. If planted in the proper soil beautyberry typically does not require fertilization. Japanese beautyberry callicarpa japonica and chinese beautyberry c. Young beautyberry shrubs need about an inch 2 5 cm of rain per week.
If the soil is very poor mix some compost with the fill dirt when you backfill the hole. Soil beautyberry does best in fertile well draining soil but will do fine in all but the poorest of soils. Wildlife gardens screening natural hedges focal points for fall interest cottage gardens japanese gardens. Pruning will keep the plant more compact but be sure to prune before the plant flowers.
Beautyberry growing conditions light beautyberry plants prefer full to partial sun. 4 to 8 feet wide that works well in borders or as a specimen plant. The scientific name for beautyberry is callicarpa which is the name of the genus that encompasses all 165 varieties. Otherwise wait until the following spring to feed the plant for the first time.
The deciduous leaves are light green coarse and fuzzy. Callicarpa americana is native to the southeastern united states. Its gracefully arching branches are also appealing. Beautyberry also tolerates clay soils as long as they don t remain too wet for long periods of time.
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