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Callicarpa dichotoma

Purple Beautyberry

Plant Type:


Callicarpa dichotoma - ​1 remaining. Beautyberry forms abundant summer axillary brush-like flowers in a lavender-pink shade where petioles meet stem. They are not very showy though not unattractive by any measure. It is the copious clustered purple berries which follow that are the main show. Beautyberry is an easy-going shrub that blooms on new wood so it can be pruned in late winter annually to keep it lower and bushier if that befits your landscape. Full to mostly sunny siting planted in fertile, draining soil will keep it happy. Those autumn berries often accompany decent fall foliage color. Coupled with late blooming daylilies, warm season grasses and/or hardy mums... well, you've got yourself a spectacular fall show. Cutting grown.


36-60 in


36-48 in


Lavender Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Callicarpa dichotoma

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Massing
  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • China
  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown