Excellent specimen or shade tree for large areas. Habit is pyramidal when young then develops irregularly rounded crown. One of the first trees to color in fall, leaves may be bright yellow, flaming orange or red. Medium to fast growth rate. Early flowers (March) and nice, bi-colored foliage in fall color. Early spring nectar and pollen for bees. Hosts to many moths, including rose moth. Provides seeds for small animals, like squirrels.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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