Garden Closed

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.

Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online. Find online resources at www.USBG.gov/AtHome

American beautyberry

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Callicarpa americana
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Sunlight: 
part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
rich
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
moist

The discovery and use of callicarpenal from beautyberry has been patented by the United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service as a mosquito repellent.