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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 7:24 am 
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I'm getting conflicting information about the American Beautyberry. I thought HG said it was good for full sun to partial shade, but now I'm reading that it's an understory shrub so it likes more shade than sun.

I haven't planted it yet because I've been trying to sort it all out. Anyone out there have one in Texas? Where's it planted, and is it doing well?

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 12:32 pm 
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Beautyberry trees are a common native in my area of Texas and they are understory shrubs, usually not more than 5-6 feet tall. The ones that are in more sun usually wilt pretty badly in the hot summer, and you won't find any growing in "full sun".
I have several growing in a wild area of my acre, they are great plants.


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Beautyberry trees are a common native in my area of Texas and they are understory shrubs, usually not more than 5-6 feet tall. The ones that are in more sun usually wilt pretty badly in the hot summer, and you won't find any growing in "full sun".
I have several growing in a wild area of my acre, they are great plants.


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The plants that have popped up in my yard are all understory--part shade.


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Thanks! I'll look around for a nice spot for it. I can't wait until fall---I saw one of these once and just fell in love with it. I've been waiting until I had a yard so I could have one of my very own!!

Gina


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Gina, I have two in my very shaded back yard and they are WONDERFUL. The oldest one is loaded right now with very purple berries. The other one is a dwarf variety and I haven't noticed berries yet. But, they are great for a little splash of color and fill up an empty space nicely. It's almost fall!
Renee :D


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Three years ago I started a wildscape in my backyard in San Antonio. I have 5 Beautiberries. They are all planted as understory but my trees are all small and provide no shade. The plants were 1 foot tall when planted and are now 3.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. They are mulched and only occasionally wilt in full sun. I hand water them on those rare occasions. Mine get covered in berries but the birds don't leave them for long. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:49 pm 
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Let the folks at Native American Seed know if it does well in your sunny spot and they'll update their website...

American Beautyberry seed:
http://www.seedsource.com/catalog/detai ... ct_id=3051


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:40 am 
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I have one in my native plant bed in full sun. It does very well.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:59 am 
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I'm in Florida, 8B, and I've noticed beautybery here seems happiest when it's on the edge of a wooded area...for whatever that may be worth.


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