Callicarpa Americana 50 Seeds American Beautyberry #Ornamental – Plants n Things

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Callicarpa Americana 50 Seeds American Beautyberry #Ornamental
Callicarpa Americana 50 Seeds American Beautyberry #Ornamental
Callicarpa Americana 50 Seeds American Beautyberry #Ornamental

Callicarpa Americana 50 Seeds American Beautyberry #Ornamental

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  • *Seeds Only
  • 1 package of 50 seeds
  • A deciduous shrub to about 2.5 m tall, with light green leaves and tiny, light blue flowers that are followed by bunches of decorative and edible, small, purple fruit in the leaf axils.
  • Callicarpa americana is native to southeastern North America and into the Caribbean where it is usually found as a pioneer plant in disturbed vegetation.
  • An attractive but uncommonly grown ornamental for the temperate garden in USDA Zones 6 to 10. Germination: Soak the beautyberry seeds in clean, cool water for 24 hours. Sow the seeds in small pots or seedling trays filled with seed starter potting mix at a depth of 1/16-inch and pack down the soil. Place the pots or trays in a location above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, such as a sunny windowsill. Mist the soil with water in a spray bottle, and keep the soil lightly moist until the seedlings germinate to planting size, about three months later. Apply a 1-inch layer of pine straw mulch to the soil to keep it moist and cool. Select a location with full sunlight or partial shade. Dig a hole in the ground that's the same depth as the root ball and twice as wide with a shovel or trowel. Space each plant hole at least 4 feet apart. Loosen the plant from the soil, supporting the base and roots with your hand, and place it in the planting hole. Fill in the space around the roots up to the base of the plant and pack it down. There's no need to add fertilizer or amendments to the planting hole since it grows well in most types of soil and too much fertilizer can reduce fruit production. Water the transplant thoroughly so soil is moist at a depth of one inch. Provide about one inch of water per week during drought periods; otherwise beautyberry requires little irrigation and grows well in both moist and dry soil.
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