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 Post subject: Callicarpa americana
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:53 am 
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Location: Pennsylvania, USA Z-6
This shrub is supposed to like wet areas, and maybe this is why it is so underplanted. The display might not last as long as something like C. bodinieri, but is much more self fertile and withstands a cool zone 6 climate better. I have both and will plant another americana. Can't say the same for the bodinieri.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:45 pm 
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It's really pretty. Are those berries really purple? Wow.

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Yes aren't those wonderful!! The color in the picture is accurate.

I cut the stems and use them in fresh and dried flower arrangements

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:16 pm 
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Yes, as Rue says, that is the true color. This species also has berries that stay on for weeks and weeks. The more commonly planted C. bodinieri grows much taller, but the berries are already half gone, more than half even.

I've never thought of using them as cut, but now I'll only prune it in the fall. Wonder how it looks with Winterberry (I. verticillata). Thanks Rue.

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 Post subject: Re: Callicarpa americana
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:55 am 
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Callicarpa americana is an open-habit, native shrub of the Southern United States which is often grown as an ornamental in gardens and yards.
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 Post subject: Re: Callicarpa americana
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:55 pm 
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Location: auburn, alabama zone8
don't know about the wetland preference but it grows rampantly in my dry woods.
i actually have to cut them out of some areas where other plants are growing. i guess this means that the berries are a good food source for the birds.
the woodland plants are spindly but plants in more sun are much more showy.


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