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Dark Night Beautyberry
Dark Night Beautyberry

Dark Night Beautyberry

$39.99

Abundant clusters of fruit ripen into striking purple berries that stand out boldly against the warmer color tones typical of the season. Those colorful berries persist well after the leaves fall, decorating the bare branches like shiny purple jewels. Beautyberries flower in clusters at almost every leaf node in late spring to midsummer. Although attractive, the tiny pink or white flowers often go unnoticed because they are obscured by the foliage. The berries are nontoxic to animals as well as humans. They are also on the menu of more than 40 species of songbirds. 

Growth Habit

Deciduous shrub. Varies depending on the species, ranging Zones 5 to 9 for cold hardiness. Beautyberries flower in clusters at almost every leaf node in late spring to midsummer. Although attractive, the tiny pink or white flowers often go unnoticed because they are obscured by the foliage. At maturity, this shrub reaches 2-3' both tall and wide.

Care

Beautyberries prefer moist soil rich in organic matter. They aren’t particular about soil type, but good drainage is a must. Grow in full sun or light shade; but for optimum berry production, a sunny location is best. Although established beautyberries can tolerate some drought, under extreme conditions they may drop their leaves and berries to compensate for the lack of moisture. For the best performance, be sure to maintain consistent soil moisture, giving your shrubs about an inch of water per week during prolonged dry spells.

Toxicity

The berries are nontoxic to animals as well as humans. They are also on the menu of more than 40 species of songbirds.

 


Abundant clusters of fruit ripen into striking purple berries that stand out boldly against the warmer color tones typical of the season. Those colorful berries persist well after the leaves fall, decorating the bare branches like shiny purple jewels. Beautyberries flower in clusters at almost every leaf node in late spring to midsummer. Although attractive, the tiny pink or white flowers often go unnoticed because they are obscured by the foliage. The berries are nontoxic to animals as well as humans. They are also on the menu of more than 40 species of songbirds. 

Deciduous shrub. Varies depending on the species, ranging Zones 5 to 9 for cold hardiness. Beautyberries flower in clusters at almost every leaf node in late spring to midsummer. Although attractive, the tiny pink or white flowers often go unnoticed because they are obscured by the foliage. At maturity, this shrub reaches 2-3' both tall and wide.

Beautyberries prefer moist soil rich in organic matter. They aren’t particular about soil type, but good drainage is a must. Grow in full sun or light shade; but for optimum berry production, a sunny location is best. Although established beautyberries can tolerate some drought, under extreme conditions they may drop their leaves and berries to compensate for the lack of moisture. For the best performance, be sure to maintain consistent soil moisture, giving your shrubs about an inch of water per week during prolonged dry spells.

The berries are nontoxic to animals as well as humans. They are also on the menu of more than 40 species of songbirds.

 


Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.