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Callicarpa japonica/Japanese Beautyberry

Callicarpa japonica / Callicarpa japonica
Long, thin stems of foliage and purple berries
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Long, thin stems of foliage and purple berries

Stems of purple berry clusters

A mature shrub in late autumn after leaves have dropped

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Scientific Name: Callicarpa japonica
Common Name: Japanese Beautyberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Handsome berries in the fall that are a good food source for wildlife. Berry set is best in full sunlight, but is somewhat tolerant to a reasonable amount of shade, especially during the afternoon hours. Excellent choice for naturalistic sites and other places where an intermediate sized shrub is needed.