White or pink flowers with red centers grow 4 to 5 in. across. Flowers open for many weeks in mid-summer. Large fuzzy leaves and a shrublike form give this plant substantial bulk in the landscape. Plants generally break dormancy late in spring so be patient.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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