Southern Gardening: American beautyberry shines in Mississippi
You probably have figured out by now that I have a lot of favorite plants. Since it’s autumn, I get to talk about one of my favorite native plants that is in its full glory right now.
The American beautyberry is really putting on quite a show in Mississippi with clusters of bright purple berries.
American beautyberry is commonly found on the edges of woodlands all across the state. It is widely found east of the Mississippi in the mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast region of North America.
Despite its native status, American beautyberry is quite at home in the landscape. Beautyberry comes in different maturity sizes and berry arrangements, but all are referred to as beautyberry in garden centers and nurseries.