Berries now: Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry). This rounded, bushy shrub is a great selection for the shade garden with a natural setting. Graceful wands, bearing hundreds of purple berry-like pearls, line the stems in September and October. This variety is the more compact and tidier of the Beautyberry plants available in the southeast. A deciduous shrub, it combines well with the evergreen Autumn Fern and golden Acorus grass.