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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    All parts of this bold shrub are fragrant. It particularly deserves its name for the profusion of amethyst purple berries borne on its long branches.

    Latin Name

    Callicarpa americana


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    June - August


    Seasons

    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 6'

    Uses

  • Naturalize
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Clay Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    It was first sent to England in 1724 by Mark Catesby.


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