Name: American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana and cvs.) Zones: 5 to 9 Size: Up to 6 feet tall and wide Conditions: Prefers partial shade; fertile, well-drained soil. Drought performance: To deal with drought, the shrub wilts and, in extreme cases, drops its foliage and goes dormant. Once it receives water, it quickly recovers its vitality. In addition to having survived the 100-year drought, the shrub showed a resistance to insects and diseases.