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#3105976 - 01/02/13 01:19 PM American beautyberry
Doskil
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Has anyone planted beautyberry before?

Do deer browse it or is it mostly planted for the berries?

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#3106007 - 01/02/13 01:38 PM Re: American beautyberry [Re: Doskil]
treefarmer
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I planted about 25 shrubs on my Tree Farm in Humphrey's County and they began to bear heavily this past fall, in their 3rd year. They are doing very well but I haven't seen any browsing or use of the berries. They are growing under pines in partial shade. I have been told the shrubs are low value for wildlife but others told me they are good for wildlife so I consider my planting an experiment. Surprisingly the berries taste pretty good and just last Sunday I stopped by for a snack on my way back from my morning deer hunt. I suggest a small planting as an experiment and see what happens on your property.
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#3112390 - 01/07/13 08:29 AM Re: American beautyberry [Re: treefarmer]
Doskil
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Thanks for the info.
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#3112579 - 01/07/13 01:53 PM Re: American beautyberry [Re: Doskil]
a retrohillbilly
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Never seen sign of deer eating them. I have raised them as a nursery shrub.
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