A dense little shrub with stiff erect stems and forest green leaves. Very showy, bright yellow 1 in. flowers from June-August. Brown seed pods form in September and remain on the plant all winter. Seed pods can be used in dried floral arrangements. Older gray bark peels back to expose a pale orange interior.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Shrubby St. John’s Wort
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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