North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Coastal Plain and Piedmont
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Growth Rate: moderate
  • Mature Size: 6’-8’ tall, spreading
  • Moisture Requirements: very drought tolerant
  • Exposure: dappled shade is optimal
  • Soil: prefers well-drained soil
  • Wildlife Benefits: birds love the berries
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $12

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook