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Purple Beautyberry
Callicarpa dichotoma
Fruit of the cultivar 'Issai'
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


In northern climates (zone 5), stems may die back to the ground. Since the shrub blooms on new wood, this will not affect flower and fruit production. In areas where winter dieback does not occur, pruning may be needed to keep the plant looking attractive.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 4-6 Feet
Mature Width: 4-6 Feet
Features: Small, pink flowers, mid-late summer; clusters of small, bright violet-purple berries in autumn; yellow or purplish autumn color.
Culture: Full sun to light shade; moist, well-drained soil; best in acid soil, but tolerates neutral soil pH.
Cultivars:
  • 'Early Amethyst' - Produces large quantities of fruit; 3-4 feet tall.
  • 'Issai' - Produces heavy fruit crop at an early age.
Mature Form: Rounded with arching branches
Native To: China, Japan
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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