Callicarpa japonica

Japanese 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 japonica, Japanese Beautyberry
This fast-growing plant has upright arching branches covered with unique fruit in violet to metallic purple hues. Its green leaves turn yellow to purplish in the fall.

Attributes - Callicarpa japonica

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Pink, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Black Spot.

Related Plants

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