This property located in Tenafly, N.J. entailed a complete landscape design build makeover. The entire lawn and landscaped areas were both neglected and the beds were overgrown with scraggly shrubs and ground cover growth and as such the appearance was very unsightly and not usable for family and friends.
Within the past few decades, a native American shrub has been slowly making the transition from it woodland and forest habitat to backyards throughout New Jersey. What’s puzzling about it is just how long it took homeowners to realize that Callicarpa American (Beautyberry) is both an attractive addition to any landscape as well as a valuable source of food for many types of wildlife. Most of the time though, you’ll look at it and wonder why it’s name alludes to beauty? Then bam, fall arrives and this plant gets busy.