White American Beautyberry
Callicarpa americana var. lactea

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callicarpa (kal-ee-KAR-puh) (Info)
Species: americana var. lactea

Category:

Herbs

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida

Ellenton, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Pinellas Park, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Selma, North Carolina

Moore, South Carolina

Belton, Texas

Houston, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Seguin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 17, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant died on me twice but the third shrub is doing great. It is planted in mostly shade and gets average water. The white berries make a beautiful display.

Neutral

On Jan 16, 2009, Robubba from Moulton, IA wrote:

I could've sworn that this naturally grows here in zone five with very tall grass...

It could just be a very fast growing annual though.

Neutral

On May 3, 2008, TuxedoWarwick from Greenwood Lake, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This variety may not be hardy in zone 6A. Mine died during the winter, whereas every other nearby perennial, including the ones that are marginally hardy in my zone, survived. I'll try again in a different micro-climate on my property and report results.