9/25/2011

Beautyberry

I love the look of Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) in the fall. The berries look so juicy & yummy, but the birds seem to be letting them alone for now. It's not too exciting to look at the rest of the year, but since it's a neglect-proof bush that provides treats for wildlife, it's a winner in my book. Yay native plants!



4 comments:

allenaim photography and design said...

agreed!! I love them and they perform perfectly covering up my compost piles :)

Carolyn ♥ said...

You nailed it as "neglect proof"... and so beautiful.

Devonshire said...

The beautyberry plant looks very good. I love the purple.

Daricia said...

Hi there! I just noticed you have Callicarpa dichotoma listed as native, but the native is C. americana. C. dichotoma is native to Korea and Japan. The Asian species is a little more compact and shapely, which is why it is so popular in landscapes, but native plant/wildlife gardeners will prefer the other.