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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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early amethyst beautyberry has bright blue berries
Photo 13 of 13You will find that the native Callicarpa americana has larger berries that are more iridescent magenta in color. Callicarpa americana also has a white-berried cultivar.

Early Amethyst Beautyberry (13 of 13)

Dwarf, deciduous shrub noted for clusters of bright purple-blue berries in late summer.
Plant in full sun
Tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soils
Prune to 6 inches tall in late winter
Height: 2-4 feet; Width: 3-4 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; blooms may be damaged in late frosts.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in partial to moderate shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in partial to moderate shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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