American Beautyberry

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    16 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 67.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana

Common Names: American Beautyberry, Texas Sourbush

Overview: Enhance your garden with the vibrant allure of Callicarpa americana, commonly known as American Beautyberry. This native Texan shrub boasts arching branches adorned with clusters of stunning purple berries, adding a pop of color to any landscape. Thriving in partial shade and well-drained soil, American Beautyberry is a low-maintenance choice for gardeners seeking both beauty and resilience. Historically cherished by indigenous peoples for its medicinal properties, this deciduous shrub not only captivates the eye but also holds cultural significance. Whether used as a focal point in a garden bed or as a charming addition to a woodland landscape, Callicarpa americana invites admiration year-round. Elevate your outdoor space with the natural elegance and historical heritage of American Beautyberry.

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Description

The Perfect Gift for Birdwatchers

The American Beautyberry blooms in late Summer in a burst of petite white and pink flowers. Then… get ready for a profusion of jewel-like purple berries that birds can’t resist. Besides its beauty, the American Beautyberry is famous as a mosquito repellent. Simply rub its leaves onto your skin for a natural way to beat pesky skeeters.

The botanical name “callicarpa” means beautiful fruit. Also called the American Mulberry, this Native American shrub grows wild in woodland areas of the southeastern U.S. In your garden, the shrub will grow from 3 to 8 feet, and is often used as an attractive border. It prefers part shade and well-drained soil. Once established, they are drought tolerant.

Caring for your Beautyberry

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a stunning native shrub that enchants with its vibrant purple berries and graceful form. Ideal for gardeners seeking a low-maintenance yet visually striking addition to their landscape, American Beautyberry thrives in a variety of conditions with minimal care. When selecting a location, choose a spot with well-drained soil and adequate air circulation. Planting in early spring or fall allows the shrub to establish its root system before periods of extreme heat or cold.

Light

This plant flourishes in partial shade to full sun, making it adaptable to a range of garden settings.

Soil

This hardy shrub prefers moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate periods of drought once established. Water regularly during the first growing season to encourage healthy root development. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and suppress weeds. Avoid overwatering, as American Beautyberry is susceptible to root rot in waterlogged soil.

Fertilization

American Beautyberry generally does not require frequent fertilization, especially if planted in nutrient-rich soil. However, applying a balanced fertilizer in early spring can promote vigorous growth and abundant fruiting. Choose a slow-release fertilizer formulated for shrubs and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates.

 

Pruning and Maintenance

Pruning American Beautyberry is primarily for shaping and rejuvenating the plant rather than for necessity. In late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges, prune any dead or damaged branches to maintain a tidy appearance. You can also selectively thin out crowded growth to improve air circulation and light penetration.

Pest and Disease Control

American Beautyberry is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance addition to the garden. However, occasional issues such as aphids or powdery mildew may occur, particularly in humid conditions. Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests or disease, and treat as needed with organic insecticidal soap or fungicide.

Propagation

Propagating American Beautyberry is relatively straightforward and can be done through seeds, cuttings, or division. Collect seeds from ripe berries in late summer or early fall, and sow them in well-drained soil or seed-starting mix. For stem cuttings, take semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer and root them in moist soil or rooting hormone. Division can be done in early spring by dividing the root ball into multiple sections and replanting each section in a new location.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

4 ft – 6 ft

Spacing

4 ft – 6 ft

6 reviews for American Beautyberry

  1. Nancy (verified owner)

    boxed and shipped in a timely manner and very carefully, hope to plant soon

  2. Julie and Nicholas (verified owner)

    Great plants They arrived in good condition, look healthy and are a good size.

  3. Serey (verified owner)

    This is my third order from them! Again, they did not disappoint! The delay in getting the plants doesn’t bother me anymore. I know in the end, I will get a healthy plant that will put a smile on my face! I will continue to be there customer!

  4. Serey (verified owner)

    Healthy and well packaged! I’m very very very happy! I will continue to place orders with them in the future!

  5. Serey Sao (verified owner)

    I am so happy with my plants. Nicely packed and healthy! I will continue doing business with them. I just placed another order!

  6. Sylvia Saab (verified owner)

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Why others chose the American Beautyberry

Insect repellent and it’s beauty.

I had a beauty berry bush at my previous home & miss watching the birds take to it.