Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry)
If you are looking for the perfect understory or woodland garden shrub, Texas native American beautyberry delivers. Its open growth habit is graceful, and the sparkling magenta berries that appear in late summer and early fall are dazzling and relished by birds. Make sure to give it room, though, because American beautyberry shines when it is allowed to grow and not be trimmed to fit the space. It makes the perfect backdrop for your garden.
AT A GLANCE
|Part sun to shade
|White and pink
|Small blooms are followed by magenta purple berries.
|Present in state
|Present in county and native
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state
|Not present in state
|Present and rare, native in county
|Previously present, now extinct
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)