NON EDIBLE - Shrub.
This rapidly growing, rounded shrub is between 5 and 8 feet tall and has a 4 to 8-foot spread. Tops will sometimes die back in cold winters, but flowering is on new growth, so dieback or drastic pruning will not affect flowering. Flowers are white to pale pink. The large, pale-green leaves turn yellow in the fall. Showy, purple fruits are attractive to birds and persist on the shrubs into late fall. Grows well in partial shade and on a wide variety of soil types.
This species can be commonly used for erosion control. Wildlife benefits are food and cover. Get more information about American Beautyberry
*Information provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation.