This shrub is native from Texas to Virginia and grows up to 8.
Jul 21, Pokeberry (Phytolacca americana) plants don't resemble blueberry bushes, because they're fast-growing, non-woody perennial plants.
They reach 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide, and have large, soft leaves and red stems. The deep purple-black, glistening berries appear in late summer to early fall in an elongated cluster somewhat resembling grapes. Clusters of blue berries resembling a small grape cluster L. vulgare specific: deciduous shrub, fruit hangs on into winter T R E E Japanese Privet Leaves 9. Flowers.