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Garden: Beauty Berry Bush (Callicarpa Americana)

My Beauty Berry Bush (Callicarpa Americana) is in full bloom right now and it is gorgeous. I actually dug a few of these out of the woods about 2 years ago and every year they get bigger and fuller.

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The berries are bright purple and very shiny and look like bunches of pearls. The birds love the berries. Once they start eating the berries, I find purple poo-poo all over my sidewalks. LOL

If you have these in your yard, just cut about 5 inches off each branch in the spring and they will produce more and more branches. You can also cut the branches off and put them in a jug of water and they will get roots on them and then you can plant them in the yard. They like part shade, part sun and I NEVER water them or fertilize them.

By Florida Gal

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October 18, 20110 found this helpful

This plant is beautiful! I live in Florida also and would love to get one. I'm in the metro Orlando area so if you have any info as to where I can get this please e me back - xstchr92 AT aol.com Thank you!

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