Common Name: Beautyberry
Bloom Time: Summer
Features: Cut Flower. Showy Berries in Fall. Attracts Birds. Deer Resistant. , Showy Fruit, Native. Drought tolerant
A lovely, graceful shrub, Plump & Plentiful™ Purple Giant begins its extravagant show in summer with dainty pink, pollinator loving flowers covering the branches, then exploding in Autumn with cluster after cluster of purple berries that last throughout the winter months. The colossal fruit laden branches are unparalleled in creating show-stopping floral arrangements, or left to decorate a mixed border and offer a special treat for winter birds.
Needs pollinator for berries. Deer resistant. Great for floral arrangements. Nice in borders
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Plant in full sun to light shade in well-drained soil; feed in spring with organic fertilizerDrought tolerant once established The pH preference is an acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 6.8 to 7.7) soil. Best flowering and fruiting in full sun. Stems can become leggy in too much shade. Some tolerance for drought.
Flowers bloom on new wood. In late winter or very early spring, cut back to 6 inches above the ground to maintain a neat, rounded shape. Such hard pruning tends to promote shrub compactness and good flowering. Best cross-pollination and resultant fruit production occur when shrubs are planted in groups or massed.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot, stem diseases and black mold. .
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