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Cultural Details for Callicarpa dichotoma

Common Name:
Purple Beautyberry
Purple Beautyberry has an arching branch habit

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Small pinkish lavender 0.75" diameter cymes June- August

Fruit Details:
0.013 - 0.18" lilac-violet in September-October

Fall Color:
Yellowish-purple sometimes pink-lavender

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leaf spot, black mold and various stem diseases. None are serious.

Native Habitat:
Japan, introduced 1845, Zones 5-8

Other Features:
Drought tolerant, very hardy. Long slender branches arch and touch the ground at their tips. Wonderful purple berries attract birds.

Culture and Care:
Readily transplanted from containers in well drained soil in full sun to light shade. Cut back severely for best berry production.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 78, Bed 212

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.