Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry)

Callicarpa Americana, popularly known as the American Beautyberry, is a wildflower native to parts of the United States such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Growing up to 5 feet tall in height with a spread of 6 feet, the plant produces white to pink flowers in the late spring and summer and clusters of purple-black berries that provide a vibrant contrast against its graceful green foliage.

This wildflower is an attractive addition to any garden, providing not only a beautiful show of colors but also attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies. It can be used as an accent, border or foundation planting, making it a versatile component to any wildflower garden.

The American Beautyberry is an easy-care plant that thrives in full to partial sun and most soil types. With its vivid colors and airy form, this verbenaceae species will bring joy and life to gardens everywhere!

Callicarpa americana Information

Family Verbenaceae
Common Names American Beautyberry, French Mulberry
Native to USA AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA
Size 3 to 5 feet tall

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Callicarpa americana edible?

No, Callicarpa americana is not edible, as it contains compounds that can be toxic to humans when ingested.

Is Callicarpa americana an invasive species?

No, Callicarpa americana is not an invasive species in the United States as it is native to many states like Texas.