Callicarpa Species, Beauty Berry, 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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Brooklyn, New York

Houston, Texas

Mansfield, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 2, 2010, vossner from East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a) 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.

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