A native deciduous (loses its leaves in winter) holly grown for its outstanding berry display. Small to medium size deep green shrubs with yellow fall color and showy red berries that ripen in September and persist sometimes into January. Often found in wet areas in the wild. Moth host (Pawpaw Sphinx). Cut branches of berries are attractive.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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