|These shrubs are grown for their showy, lilac- or violet-colored fruit, which lasts for 2 to 3 weeks in late fall. Best fruiting occurs when planted in groups. Most die back close to the ground in very cold climates, but often start again in spring to flower and fruit that season. Fruit are borne on new growth, so in warm climates, prune to 6 inches above ground in early spring. Pruning also prevents rank growth. Feed with low-nitrogen fertilizers to avoid fast, leggy growth.
The brilliant lilac-violet berries mature in autumn on upright arching branches. Best fruiting occurs when planted in groups.
Attributes - Callicarpa dichotoma
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Summer
Flower Color: Lavender, Pink
Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Showy Flowers.