An interesting and useful small understory tree for partially shaded areas. Leaves with three leaflets turn yellow in fall. Many bell-shaped greenish-white flowers are produced in spring on long nodding ‘chains’. The fruit ripens in September to curious inflated capsules that can be ‘popped’ in the hand. Forms large suckering colonies. Excellent privacy screen.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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