Callicarpa americana ‘Bonner Creek’
American Beautyberry (compact)
A more compact selection of the large loose deciduous shrub to 6’ with medium foliage. Small rosy flowers lead to the eye-catching clusters of bright purple fruits that circle the stems. Beautyberry has a broad mounding form in full sunlight, and is effective under a pine canopy or as a specimen plant. Light green foliage turns yellow in fall. Very tolerant of dry conditions and the fruit serve as a wildlife food and as a moisture source during drought. As with many fire-evolved shrubs, cut back severely every few years.