Small native tree with a rounded form. Showy white 1″ flowers in clusters in late April-early May. These, as well as other native hawthorn flowers represent the Missouri state flower. Showy, round, red (1/2 -1″) fruits form in late Aug.-Sept. When present, the thorns are 2″ long and slender. Leaves are medium green, downy above and especially below, along the margins. Fall color is yellow to burgundy.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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