morningloree: RE: beauty berry bush

cocoabeachloraxAugust 9, 2013

Hello,

I was reading the other thread regarding the slaughter of the beauty berry bushes and saw your response. Do they grow from the berries ?

Do yours have berries ?

what kind of conditions do they like ?

If the first two answers are yes, could I send you a SASE for some berries ?

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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

Yes, they grow from the berries. Last fall I clipped about a 6 inch length from a bush near my post office. That gave me about 4 nodes worth of berries. I brought them home and threw them all into 8" pot hoping at least one would sprout. Come spring I was in a mad rush trying to find enough pots for 60+ Beautyberry seedlings. Now I have several planted in my yard and quite a few still in pots. None of them bloomed this year. Hopefully they will next spring.

Edit:

Oh, and they don't seem to be too picky about location. I have some growing in shade, part shade and full sun, though the full sun ones have put on the most growth. They don't like having their roots sitting in wet soil though and prefer quick drainage. I had one in a pot with heavy soil and it rotted pretty quick.

This post was edited by Leekle2ManE on Fri, Aug 9, 13 at 19:23

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 7:17PM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

It is too early for mature seeds yet I think, here they are still green. They are edible, have a anise flavor.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 7:51PM
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morningloree(9b)

The berries are not quite ripe, I can pot a few plants if you like or send some seeds when they ripen. It grows in poor soil, shade or part shade. Let me know.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 8:45PM
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cocoabeachlorax

I'd love some seeds when they're ready. No rush here, just let me know. I love anything that the wildlife can enjoy.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 9:45PM
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wallisadi

They grow wild all over our garden! I leave one or two for the fall color and the wildlife.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 4:42AM
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cocoabeachlorax

Wallisadi, would you have any seeds mature enough for me to try sprouting ?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 2:18PM
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wallisadi

I'll look for plants, sure I missed a few smaller ones.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 4:26PM
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wallisadi

starting to turn.....

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 6:48AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Walli, do I see grass behind the leaves? I didn't know that you had any lawn left! I have always just seen gorgeous pathways full of trees, canopies and lush plants. Or would that be the neighbor's lawn, hehe?

Carol

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 12:06PM
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echobelly

I'm jeoulous! I bought 3 beauty berry bushes a few years ago to add to a native area of my property. I planted them close together as I noticed they can be a little sparse. Each one has only one branch that sticks straight up. The squirrels always bite off the tip with the berries. Maybe I'll try covering some and hopefully get some seeds to start more plants.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 12:14PM
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wallisadi

Neighbors.....no grass fo me. That bush is out in the garden in the culdesac, circa.....1950's......not just asphalt, but a garden in the center......:). We take care of that tooo. Beauty berries here, all volunteers !

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 3:23PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

As promised by all, my "slaughtered" Beautyberry bushes have fully recovered!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 11:23PM
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morningloree(9b)

The berries are just about ready. I will try to send you an email.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 5:46PM
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wisconsitom

Sorry for resurrecting this ancient thread, but for this northerner, beauty berry is quite possibly one of the coolest shrubs I've yet laid my eyes on-on two consecutive Dec. visits to the Fort Myers region. Fantastically beautiful plants!

+oM

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 4:46PM
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