Callicarpa americana

Family: Verbenaceae

Form: Deciduous or semi-deciduous shrub, reaching 6-8'

Leaves: Simple, opposite, serrate margins, pubescent, prominent veins

Stem/Bark: Brown or gray, with lenticels

Flower: Pink to lavendar, flowers in axillary cymes, multiple stamens with long filaments

Fruit: Purple, berry-like drupe occuring in sessile clusters, persistant and highly ornamental

Comments: The 'alba' variety has white fruit.