Callicarpa dichotoma 'Spring Gold'


Plant Type:


Callicarpa dichotoma 'Spring Gold' - This version of Beautyberry displays bright yellow new growth - not a screaming, audacious tone; rather, is a soft yellow well-employed in beautiful contrast to green garden companions. The shrub's color settles back to bright green in summer. 'Spring Gold' forms typical, abundant summer axillary brush-like flowers in a lavender-pink shade where petioles meet stem. It is the copious clustered purple berries which follow put on quite a show. They are alluring in late season. 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. Some afternoon shade may benefit the paler spring growth. Planting in fertile, draining soil will keep it happy. The plethora of fantastic purple berries coupled with late blooming daylilies, warm season grasses and/or hardy mums... well, you've got yourself a spectacular fall show. Just plop a pumkin in front of the grouping and the picture is complete. Established pot grown shrub from cutting.


3-6 ft


3-5 ft


Lavender Pink


(5)6 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Callicarpa dichotoma 'Spring Gold'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Labyrinth
  • Shrub Border
  • Cutting Garden
  • Accent
  • Hedgerow
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • China
  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown