Top Questions About Beautyberry Shrubs

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Questions About Beautyberry Shrubs

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 26, 2019

Q. trimming shrubs to grow like a tree

I have two Purple Beautyberry shrubs, planted in spring of 2015. They are doing very well, however their skinny branches fall down as a weeping willow, as a shrub. I would prefer they each grow into a single trunk tree with the falling branches as a willow tree. It is SO beautiful with the lavender/purple berries. Is it doable to cut back 1/3 of the branches as suggested in your “shrub” article? I would cut mostly the ones on the outer perimeter of the main “stalk” of 6 -8 1/2″ shrub trunks. It would have been cool to braid the 1/2″ trunks when it was younger but I read that would not have been a good idea. I LOVE all your articles 🙂

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 27, 2019
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trimming shrubs to grow like a tree

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Asked by
janicecm on
June 1, 2019
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Q. The new leaves on my Beauty Berry bush are curly and furled. Especially the tips of the new growth. Is it diseased?

The leaves on my beauty berry are curly and furled, especially the tips of the new growth. This is its third year. Last year it was healthy. I pruned it down close to the ground in late fall. Is my Beauty Berry diseased? It had been unusually hot for spring in northwest Georgia but I’ve been watering.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 2, 2019
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Curling leaves can be caused by many problems, including insect damage, disease, or even herbicides. There are several insect pests that cause leaves to curl when they suck plant juices of new or young leaves that are still growing. These include aphids, thrips, and whiteflies.
Do a good inspection of the plant and it's leaves; pests can be very difficult to see.
A pest issue is usually responds to a treatment with Neem Oil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 4, 2020

Q. Growing and planting Beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into the garden?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
January 7, 2020
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