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Callicarpa japonica

Common Name(s):
Japanese beautyberry
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; berries attract birds; cut back severely each year for best berry production (flowers on new growth); avoid excessive fertilizer. This plant is seldom damaged by deer

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Drupe

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, medium blue-green leaves; 1-5 in. long; pale yellow-green to pinkish lavender fall color
Flower:
1-1.5 in. cluster of non-showy pink or white flowers in midsummer on new growth; 1-1.5 in. loose, open clusters of shiny, violet to metallic purple berries in 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:
Bushy, rounded shrub with long, slender, arching stems
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
play, playground, deciduous, deer resistant, children’s garden

NCCES plant id: 1445

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