Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai' /Japanese Beautybush

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'  / Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'
Tall, arching branches.with developing berries
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Tall, arching branches.with developing berries

Large specimen growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Thin, airy branches, a common characteristic when growing in partial shade

Relatively young plant

Excellent for the shade garden

Spreading branches

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Scientific Name: Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'
Common Name: Japanese Beautybush
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Green, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent shrub for the shade garden where a fruiting plant is desirable. Yellow autumn foliage color can be quite attractive on this beautybush. Birds eat the fruit in late fall and winter.