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Oct 7, 2017 7:59 AM CST
very little growth in part shade...pale leaves...could I put in container on deck where there full sun?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 7, 2017 1:32 PM CST
Beauty Berry (Callicarpa sp.) likes part shade and moist soil so, no, don't move it to the sun. Fertilizing once in awhile would help though (spring and summer).
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Oct 12, 2017 8:28 AM CST
Could it be a cultivar with intentionally lighter colored leaves?
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Oct 12, 2017 11:40 AM CST
Thank you both... very helpful.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Oct 12, 2017 11:46 AM CST
(in my opinion) it would not be happy in a container. Give it a bit of sun, plenty of water and some manure and mulch. My neighbor grows hers in full sun; mine grow in partial shade. Neither of us water much except in times of severe drought.

There are different cultivars as has been mentioned. Don't over-think it.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Oct 13, 2017 7:07 AM CST
In my area, beauty berry has an optimum size. It grows to that size and stops getting bigger.
Coppice bush (in spring) for new growth.

In my experience, cut limbs readily become new bushes when planted in seed bed.

Also have bushes in full sun, and part shade, zero watering in the Sandhills.
Bushes often fail to produce ripe fruit in dry years....

Very hardy.
(Zone 8b)
Oct 14, 2017 10:53 AM CST
I have the native beautyberry & the leaves on mine are not dark - they are pretty light.

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