American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

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$4.99
A fast growing perennial that can be pruned way back (even to the ground) by deer or shears and rebound in no time. American beautyberry has fragrant, fuzzy green foliage that is considered moderate in its preference to deer. In mid-summer, each leaf axil is surrounded by loads of small,...
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A fast growing perennial that can be pruned way back (even to the ground) by deer or shears and rebound in no time. American beautyberry has fragrant, fuzzy green foliage that is considered moderate in its preference to deer. In mid-summer, each leaf axil is surrounded by loads of small, pinkish to bluish flowers followed by clumps of powerfully bright, purple drupes. The flowering to fruiting works its way slowly up each stem until the leaves begin changing to yellow in the fall. After leaf fall, the persistent drupes stay put until the deer and birds nab them. Although tolerant of shade and drought, the best fruiting and growth occurs with plenty of sunlight on a fertile and moist but well drained site. Consider this guy a perfect replacement for its non-native and poisonous cousin, lantana. The USDA claims its insecticidal properties are also worthy of mention as mosquitoes, ants, and other pesky critters absolutely hate an extractive coined ‘callicarpenol’ that’s been rendered from it. In other words you can also plant around your cabin as an ornamental and to help keep bugs away, much like you would use a citronella plant.

Zone: 7 - 9
Soil pH: 4.8 - 7.0
Mature Height: 7'
Wildlife Value: Provides food well into winter months when not many other food sources are available.
Site Preference: Provides food well into winter months when not many other food sources are available.
Fruit Maturity Date: Fall - Winter
Alias: French Mulberry

American Beautyberry Range (Callicarpa americana)

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Richard Murray
Beauty Berry

Great deal, didn’t know mossy oak had a nursery.

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Kevin Burt
Second order of these from Nativ Nurseries!

Just received a dozen 2-3 foot tall American Beautyberry seedlings, and this was my second batch I purchased. I ordered a dozen of these a little over a year ago from Nativ Nurseries; all survived except two that were killed just below the soil surface, presumably by voles. All of the remaining 10 plants I got (which were beautiful 2 foot plus tall plants on arrival), are thriving and produced surprising numbers of berries in just their first year in the ground! I would recommend some type of protective screen or barrier around them and down into the soil a bit to prevent damage from moles/voles/chipmunks until they get large enough to tolerate some nibbles. But for $4.99 apiece, these seedlings are a steal! I have recommended them to numerous friends who also garden for wildlife. This September, the berries were picked clean by migrating warblers and vireos, a beautiful confirmation of this shrub’s utility in your backyard wildlife habitat!

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Sue Page

Very pleased with my plants!

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Jason G

Very pleased with my order. All plant were healthy!

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Kenny Simmers

Plants arrived on time and looking very lively

Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy: Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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