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Callicarpa dichotoma

Common Name(s):
Purple beautyberry
Cultivar(s):
Early Amethyst, Issai
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Best of the Callicarpa spp.; drought tolerant; berries attract birds; cut back severely each year for best berry production (flowers on new growth); avoid excessive fertilizer; arching branches; C. albifructus has white berries. This plant is seldom damaged by deer

Height:
3-4 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, bright medium green leaves borne on one plane; 1-3 in. long; light pubescence below
Flower:
0.7-inch, pinkish lavender berries borne above the leaves, late summer to fall
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; dry to moist soil; best fruit production in full sun and moist soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Long, slender, arching branches; more dense than other beautyberries
Width:
4-5 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant, TSC

NCCES plant id: 1444

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