Fragrant, single pink flowers 2 in. across May-June. Does not repeat bloom. Red rose hips in August. Prickly stems and smooth dark green foliage turn reddish in fall. Usually forms a loose groundcover at least twice as wide as tall. Often spreads by suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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