Sunday, September 19, 2010

The American Beautyberry.... an absolute beauty this time of year.

This tall weeping deciduous shrub bears bright purple fruit or berries that grow in clusters on long arching branches.
I planted this shrub about ten years ago in the front yard beside the driveway. It faces south and loves the full sun. Every fall I look forward to it's beautiful show of glossy iridescent-purple berries.

It makes a pretty fall bouquet.


Cherrie said...

They are a beautiful shade of purple!

Zuzana said...

That is simply a beautiful contrast in green and purple. We have similar berries here, but they are Rowan ad are red.;)

Happy@Home said...

I have one in my yard too. Like you, I look forward to this time of year when they put on such a gorgeous show. I added a few to a bouquet of dry hydrangeas over the weekend. Makes me happy every time I pass by.

Angie said...

That is gorgeous, Donna!! I have two tiny ones that I planted 2 years ago...I'll keep loving them, keeping in my mind's eye how beautiful they could look one day. :)

Sherri said...

Donna, I saw some beauty bushes blooming at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden a few weeks ago and they were absolutely beautiful! The color is just such a vivid hue of purple!! Just beautiful, hence the name beauty bush!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Such a beautiful shrub. I love those berries. We are going to have to add one to our garden. Have a wonderful week.


Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful berry! The color is perfect for an autumn bouquet!
I'll have to see if we can grown them here in Missouri.

Sheila said...

I must see if we can grow these here, but I suspect it is too cold to winter over. The colour of the berries is fantastic. A gorgeous contrast to the everyday Fall colours.
Your arrangement in the copper pot looks so nice!

Meggie said...

Holy cow, wow, Donna! Those berries are gorgeous!! I've never seen ones quite like it. Wonder if they will grow up north in PA?

jenn said...

this is too funny. i was just at my sisters house on vacation and she has all these bushes with these bright beautiful purple berries along her driveway and we had no clue what they were....well, now i know what they are!