Multistemmed shrub or small tree with tropical-looking, 6-12″ long leaves. Edible, 2-5″ yellowish fruit is relished by many birds and small mammals. Plant is larval food of Zebra Swallowtail butterfly. Spreads slowly to form small colonies or thickets.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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Establishment and Care Instructions
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