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LittleJoeNewt
09-16-2006, 06:53 AM
I saw this bush in front of Red Lobster yesterday., Without my glasses, and from a few feet away, I thought it was a butterfly bush in bloom, but as I got closer I saw it has these tiny little purple berries. It was a large bush, about 5 feet high and very well trimmed back, roundish in shape, no visible trunk (not tree like, bush like). Any idea? I want one for my backyard sooo badly!

LittleJoeNewt
09-16-2006, 07:45 AM
http://tytyga.com/shrubs/beautyberry.html

My dad suggested it's this. Never heard of a beauty berry bush but it sure does look like it! Also called Callicarpa. Anybody know where I can purchase in New Jersey? Couldn't find it at Spring HIll Nurserys online. I'm still searching.

Quirky Quercus
09-16-2006, 08:53 AM
Well is that what it is?
Whatever the case is, you do NOT... I repeat, DO NOT want to order from TyTy which is the link you posted from.
This should explain why
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/gagarden/msg0814415010072.html

LittleJoeNewt
09-16-2006, 07:07 PM
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I wasn't going to order from them, I'm quite partial to a local nursery or Spring hill, but thank you so much for the warning. Gosh. What a shocker. Thankyou !!

Yes, it's definitely what it is. I've found other sites showing better photos and will for sure be ont he look out for a reputable dealer, especialy now. Thankyou so much.

nightrust
09-18-2006, 11:34 AM
Wow. I will say this... their website is certainly entertaining. Hilariously bad photots. Write-ups that make no sense.