Callicarpa dichotoma

Purple Dichotoma, Chinese Beautyberry

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.
Callicarpa dichotoma, Purple Dichotoma, Chinese Beautyberry
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

Foliage: Deciduous

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.

Related Plants

Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion', Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst', Callicarpa japonica, Callicarpa japonica 'Luxuriant'
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