American Beautyberry is a Texas native perennial that you might see growing wild along the river banks. It is an excellent choice for sun or medium shade spot in your garden or landscape here in Austin. Throughout the spring thru early fall it is a nice green shrub that starts to put on little green berries in late summer. In the fall, the berries start turning a brilliant purple which will attract lots of birds- they adore the berries. They show off the most in the winter time when they drop their leaves and are berry clustered sticks, similar to a Possumhaw. They are deciduous and can grow to heights of up to ten feet. Easily kept in the 4-6 foot range, this is a wonderful selection for most any medium shade to full sun garden or landscape.
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