Spreading, horizontal, low-branched tree with great horizontal habit. Flat-topped clusters of fragrant, yellowish white flowers in May or June are followed by handsome blue-black berries on red stems. Burgundy foliage in fall. Good alternative to cold-sensitive Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) in northern areas. Many insects use flowers, including bees, wasps, flies, butterflies. Moth and butterfly caterpillars eat foliage.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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