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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Other: very tiny
Flower Color: Other: pale pink/lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer

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Common names
  • Beautyberry
  • Purple Beautyberry
  • Japanese Beautyberry

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Location: Gwinnett County, GA
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2019-11-16
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2019-11-16
Location: My garden
Date: 10/14/17
Location: St Louis
Date: 2015-08-30
Photo by sedumzz
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2019-11-16

Date: 2021-09-04
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-10-18
My yard, zone 6

Date: 2021-09-12
Photo by clintbrown
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-09-02
Beautyberry 020
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2022-10-19
Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai').
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-10-18
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-10-13
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-10-18
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-10-24
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-10-24
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2017-09-22
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2009-10-18
My yard, zone 6
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-07-29
My yard, zone 6
Location: Riverbanks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC
Date: 2016-10-21
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Comments:
  • Posted by sedumzz (Fairfax VA - Zone 7a) on Sep 13, 2021 6:58 AM concerning plant:
    Commonly mixed with other callicarpa, especially Americana.

    Remember:
    Americana - More upright, larger leaves, large clusters of berries.
    Issai - Smaller leaves, more prostrate, smaller clusters of berries, but more on each branch (more compact).
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On October 19, 2013 Obtained plant
Ace HW - qty 2
paleohunter On February 6, 2023 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Beautyberry in pots did not survive 8 degree Atlanta freeze of 2022
paleohunter On April 7, 2022 Plant emerged
paleohunter On September 7, 2020 Potted up
paleohunter On June 13, 2020 Cuttings took
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