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fast growing perennial that can be pruned way back (even to the ground)
by deer, or shears and rebound in no time. American beautyberry has
fragrant, fuzzy green foliage that is considered moderate in its
preference to deer. In mid-summer, each leaf axil is surrounded by
loads of small, pinkish to bluish flowers followed by clumps of
powerfully bright, purple drupes. The flowering to fruiting works its
way slowly up each stem until the leaves begin changing to yellow in
the fall. After leaf fall, the persistent drupes stay put until the
deer and birds nab them. Although tolerant of shade and drought, the
best fruiting and growth occurs with plenty of sunlight on a fertile
and moist but well drained site. Consider this guy a perfect
replacement for its non-native and poisonous cousin, lantana. The USDA
claims its insecticidal properties are also worthy of mention as
mosquitoes, ants, and other pesky critters absolutely hate an
extractive coined ‘callicarpenol’ that’s been rendered from it.
||7 - 9
||4.8 - 7.0
||Provides food well into winter months when not many other food sources are available.
||Occurs in most well drained upland forest, but can also be found in moist areas that do not seasonally flood.
|Fruit Maturity Date:
||Fall - Winter