Growing Guide: Beautyberry

Plant Type
Perennial Deciduous Herb

Harvest Season
Fall, Winter

Beautyberry blooms from late spring to mid-summer (May, June, July) and produces beautiful clusters of magenta berries from fall to early winter. 

Mature Size
On average, Beautyberry grows 3-6 ft tall and 4-6 ft wide. In the right conditions it can reach heights of 10 ft by 8 ft.

It can be cut to 12" above the base each winter to encourage more compact growth, flowers and fruit. It can also be left to mature naturally into a tall woody shrub.

Soil & Moisture
Moist, well-draining soil. Beautyberry is native to the Southeastern United States, from Texas to West Virginia, and is suitable for many different growing conditions.

Light Requirements
Part Shade, Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

The shrub may temporarily defoliate and lose developing fruit during periods of prolonged summer drought.