This photo shows the amethyst-colored berries of a callicarpa or beauty berry. The berry buds begin growing later in the summer as a very pale pink and end up a striking amethyst purple in the fall. You really don’t find this color too often! A callicarpa is the kind of plant you can prune back to about 8 or so inches every spring and it will increase its size each year despite the pruning. Since it blooms miniature flowers and then the berries on new wood, you will have an abundant harvest of color each autumn.