Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

American jointweed

Polygonella americana
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose, White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
4
feet

Spread:

2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
An interesting, low growing shrub for difficult, dry/sandy areas.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Naturally occurs in well-drained soils, gravel/sandy areas, in full sun to part shade. Requires acid soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

An attactive, small shrub for a sunny, well-drained position. Masses of small, white to pinkish flowers are produced in many spikes (racemes) from June to Sept. The fruits mature in October. Twigs are light to dark brown with many joints (hence the common name) and appear scaly. A unique plant for a dry site.

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