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French Mulberry Overview
Callicarpa americana is a deciduous shrub species from the Lamiaceae family. Typically grown for the attractive arching habit and bright purple, ornamental berry fruits. This plant has a bushy habit, it is commonly known by the names French Mulberry and Beautyberry. The ornamental fruits appear from autumn-winter, after small white to light pink-purple flowers arranged in clusters. The foliage is oval in shape, with serrated edges, on red-brown to grey stems. The leaves may have woolly undersides. It is hardy and grows best in full to partial sun, plant in moist, well-draining soil.