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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
American Beauty Berry Bush will make a lovely addition to your yard.
American Beauty Berry Bush produces small, somewhat inconspicuous pink-lavender flowers near the end of summer. The leaves, which are toothed and oval, turn golden or green-gold in the autumn before they fall, leaving a shrub full of berries. The bushes grow to 4 to 6 feet and are as wide as they are tall. If they are given exemplary care, the American Beauty Berry can grow up to 10 feet. C. dichotoma is a bit smaller.
Even the name of the Beauty Berry Bush, Callicarpa means beautiful fruit, and this is true.
The beauty berry bush produces grape-like clusters of purplish fruit that persist throughout the winter. Some varieties have white fruit. Three species are especially widespread in the United States: C. Americana; C. bodinieri and C. dichotoma, from China and C. japonica from Japan. C. Americana, the American Beauty Berry does best in the south in hardiness zones 7 to 11. The other Asian species are colder tolerant and thrive in hardiness zones 5 to 8.
A healthy beauty berry bush lives a long time, grows reasonably quickly and grows best in loose, loamy. well-drained soil. However, it is not overly fussy about the ground. It tolerates some shade but does best in full sun, where it can flower lavishly and produce lots of gorgeous berries. As the bush grows, the limbs arch into a cascading or weeping habit. It is best to prune the bush in early spring or late winter to support this habit.
Wildlife also loves the berries, so the Beauty Berry Bush is okay to plant if the gardener wants to attract birds and small mammals to their property.
Since the showy berries appear in fall, the beauty berry adds color and interest to a part of the garden where other plants and flowers are fading as the cold weather sets in.
The beauty berry bush is natural to grow from seeds and self-seeds somewhat abundantly if it is allowed to do so.
Beauty Berry Bush Ships as Bare Root