American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Callicarpa americana

Family:

Verbenaceae

Genus:

Callicarpa

Species:

americana

Common Name:

American Beautyberry

Seeds Per Pound:
343,939
Quantity:
0.51 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
289
Germination:
77%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
6-8 feet
Collection Locale:
LA
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 0.51 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
7.95
10 g
25.50
1 oz
39.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: stratification improves germination, but is not required.
In a Nutshell:
* American Beautyberry ( Callicarpa americana ) is an open-habit, native shrub of the Southern United States which is often grown as an ornamental in gardens and yards .
* Native to southeastern U.S.; lavender-pink or bluish flowers from mid- to late summer, followed by bright purple, violet, or magenta fruits in great profusion.
* American beautyberries produce large clusters of purple berries, which birds and deer eat, thus distributing the seeds. more...
* The fruit is edible raw. It is juicy, sweet, fleshy, slightly aromatic. more...