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Callicarpa dichotoma

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Description

Part of the Callicarpa spp. under the Laminaceae family, this plant is drought tolerant and produces attractive berry clusters which attract birds. It is best to cut back severely each year for best berry production seeing as this plant flowers on new growth and it is also best to avoid excessive fertilizer and excessively wet soils.. The branches will arch out freely creating a . A specific variety: C. dichotoma 'Albifructus' produces white berries as opposed to the typical purple.

This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Seed Type: Drupe

Compare this plant to:  Callicarpa americanaC. dichotoma x kwangtungensis

Cultivars:
  • 'Albifructus' - white berries
  • 'Early Amethyst'
  • 'Issai'
Tags:
#purple#white#deciduous#full sun#drought tolerant#shrub#attracts birds#tsc#berries#playground#white berries#deer resistant#children's garden#purple berries#drupes#well drained soil
Cultivars:
  • 'Albifructus' - white berries
  • 'Early Amethyst'
  • 'Issai'
Tags:
#purple#white#deciduous#full sun#drought tolerant#shrub#attracts birds#tsc#berries#playground#white berries#deer resistant#children's garden#purple berries#drupes#well drained soil
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Callicarpa
    Species:
    dichotoma
    Wildlife Value:
    Berries attract birds. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Drought and deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    0.7-inch, pinkish lavender berries borne above the leaves, late summer to fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    0.7-inch, pinkish lavender berries borne above the leaves, late summer to fall. Cut back severely each year for best berry production (flowers on new growth
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, bright medium green leaves borne on one plane; 1-3 in. long; light pubescence below
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Attracts:
    Songbirds