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Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa' /Japanese Beautyberry

Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'   / Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'
Long, cascading stems of berries
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Long, cascading stems of berries

Close-up of berry clusters

Tall, tree form of the Japanese beautyberry

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Scientific Name: Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'
Common Name: Japanese Beautyberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: White
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: Long stems of draping berries. Good source of food for wildlife. Will tolerate dry soils and a moderate amount of shade, especially during the afternoon hours. Excellent choice for naturalistic sites like woodland gardens. Nice to use along paths where the long stems covered with white berries can be seen up close.