Callicarpa americana (Lamiaceae)
Bead-like berries wrap the stems, punctuating Beautyberry with poms of vivid purple that stand out in the fall garden. Bright green leaves have a citronella-like scent. Grows 6-8', with an open, informal appearance. Makes a colorful backdrop for perennials, or can stand alone as a specimen shrub. Plant in full-to-part sun in moist soil. Cardinals, mockingbirds and robins especially adore the ripe fruit.
Bloom color: purple berries
Bloom period: early-fall
Container size: Qt.