Where to Plant
These electric purple clusters dance across the bows in an organized wave. This native ranges from Maryland to the deep South with cousins in Asia. These psychedelic fall dazzlers are a feast for the eyes and for wildlife. Grown in full sun or partial shade, they do best in loamy, clay and moist soils. In Michigan, during dryer stretches, I like to water beautyberry to make sure they have their water needs met. Ranging from three to six feet tall, the shrubs will behave quite well in most gardens if a wild mass is in order. If one must control sizing, they respond to corrective pruning. If one needs a tidy shrub, Mr. Stardust is not the choice.