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American Beautyberry

Ellen Nibali
Callicarpa americana “Purple ping-pong balls” describes the berry clusters on this flashy native shrub. Violet to magenta berries totally encircle the stem, gaining size as the plant matures. Reaching 3 to 8 feet, the deciduous American beautyberry makes a loose, graceful shrub that works well in a...
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