Plant Care: How to Grow 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

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast 

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

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