Beautiful pale purple, star-like flowers in spring adorn this low-spreading native that grows in dry areas with shade or sun. Each flower petal has a V-shaped notch on its edge, giving a fringed appearance. Short, pale green, thread-like leaves form thick mats.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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