Beautyberry is a genus of small flowering shrubs that belong to the Lamiaceae family and originate from Asian countries. In the natural environment, the plants serve as a food source for wild birds and various insects that eat their berries, which have a tart taste, as well as for deer, who prefer the leaves. Thanks to the extremely bright appearance of the berries, these plants decorate yards not only in many countries.
Callicarpa can be easily identified by the purple, pink, or red shiny berries that grow in clusters and can be stored until early winter. It is worth noting that they are used as an effective remedy against mosquito bites, as they release special chemicals that soothe the affected area.
As for the leaves, they have a green color and an egg-shaped toothed shape, are not as spectacular as flowers or berries, and fall in autumn. Flowering occurs in the spring, flowers are white or pink and located in numerous bunches.