Beauty Berry

I finally permitted myself to stop by the plant stand at the farmer’s market on Saturday, since for the past few weeks I’d forgotten to bring cash with me and looking would have been torture.  I picked a good week to buy!  This week they had a lovely shrub I’d not seen before called Beauty Berry.  The label says it “blooms spring to fall,” but the main attraction of this shrub is its almost metallic purple berries that are produced in the fall and are said to remain into the winter.  The leaves are supposed to turn pink in autumn before they fall off.  The average size is 4-5′ tall and wide, but some online research says they can get to 9′ in favorable conditions!  I showed my mom this picture, and now she wants one too.  Good thing she has a birthday coming up!

Beauty Berry

Beauty Berry

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