Black Beautyberry, Mexican Beautyberry
Callicarpa acuminata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callicarpa (kal-ee-KAR-puh) (Info)
Species: acuminata (ah-kew-min-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Houston, Texas

Mansfield, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 2, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have c. acuminata, c. americana and c. americana var. lactea planted together in a shady spot and the effect is absolutely stunning when in bloom--a riot of color.

Positive

On May 17, 2009, Agaveguy from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grow several of these under large old Live Oaks. They have reached over 10 feet high and fifteen feet wide one their own structure. Two have draped into the oaks and reached about 15 feet high.