GROWN mostly for its elegant drooping branches covered in small lilac to violet round berries. The deciduous shrub with its long arching branches grows to a height of 2-3m
Oval shaped leaves are light green and 6-8 cm long. Flowers are pink and inconspicuous, however the berries that follow are long lasting and very attractive. The long stems covered in shiny berries are sought after for flower arrangements and last well in a vase.
Preferring a semi shaded position it is advisable to plant in groups for better pollination and fruit set.
Annual pruning in late winter will help to produce a bushy framework. Plants can be propagated either by soft wood cuttings or seed in spring. It is relatively hardy but can be susceptible to fungal leaf spot and black mildew.
If you have a semi shaded spot with rich soil the Beautyberry will take little space and reward you with a spectacular show of violet berries.
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