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Beautyberry

Botanical Name
Callicarpa dichotoma
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
8
Height
3 to 4 feet
Width
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
Summer: small flowers clustered in leaf axils along stem, pink to white
Fruit
Striking, metalic purple berries along stem in September thru October
Fall Color
Yellow
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Site in a protected location out of harsh winter winds
  • In colder climates plants may die back to the ground in winter
  • Prune in early spring to remove dead wood and any crossing or damaged branches
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Duet - variegated foliage, white flowers, white berries
  • Early Amethyst - 3 to 4 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide, small purple berries
  • Issai - abundant violet-blue berries, hardier selection

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