The fast-growing American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a native shrub, rising 5 to 8-feet tall. It’s adapted to moist, loam, sandy or shallow upland sites with plenty of sunlight. The plant produces large clusters of purple berries, which are eaten by armadillo, foxes, raccoon and squirrels as well as whitetail deer in the fall after leaf drop. The berries mature in September through October. Preferred zones are 7 through 9.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.