Think Pink for Fall
by SherryBlanton
 gardening goings on
Nov 16, 2011 | 2005 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
When we think of fall, we think of brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. How about pink, yes pink. The glorious pink of the beautyberry (Callicarpa). Most of us have the 'American Beautyberry' in our yards. Fairly nondescript in the garden all year, this plant produces a huge crop of bright pink berries in the fall. A friend described them as the "color of cheap lipstick." If the shrub outgrows its spot, you can prune it in late winter removing one third of the oldest canes to keep them neat.  This wonderful deciduous ornamental grows to about 6 feet. It is not difficult to grow and provides a shocking pop of color to the fall landscape.
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