Written on October 8, 2009 at 8:38 am , by Justin W. Hancock
Looking to add some zing to your yard this fall? Try beautyberry! This easy-growing shrub will delight you and the birds that visit your yard with its clusters of brilliant purple (or white) berries.
A small shrub that stays about 4 feet tall, purple beautyberry also offers pink summertime flowers that attract bees.
If the birds don’t eat all the berries by winter, then you’re in for a real treat because the purple fruits really stand out against the snow. Purple beautyberry is hardy in Zones 6-8, though gardeners in Zone 5 can grow it like a perennial and cut it back to the ground every spring.