PlantsBeautyberries→Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Beautyberry
Give a thumbs up Purple Beautyberry
Give a thumbs up Dwarf Beautyberry

Botanical names:
Callicarpa dichotoma Accepted
Callicarpa dichotoma f. albifructa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Purple-pink
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 1989 Gold Medal Winner, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. 2002 Georgia Gold Medal Winner


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 21, 2013 2:07 PM

I have some named varieties of Beautyberry growing in my garden, but one shrub managed to appear by itself. It has now grown big enough to flower and set those stunning berries. I think it is a bird-planted seedling, but really I can't tell any difference between it and the ones I bought at the nursery. Same stunning, vivid purple berries.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 5, 2019 7:05 PM

Of the three East Asian species used in landscaping in the eastern and southern midwestern US, this is the most cold hardy and has the smallest leaves of 1 to 3 inches long. The leaves are hairless above and slightly hairy beneath. It is a little smaller, neater shrub than the other species. Its fruits (drupes) are 1/8th to 1/6 inch in diameter. It is native to China & Japan.

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