Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'

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  • Common Name: Beautyberry
  • Plant Story:

    A small, compact deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its shiny purple fruit in the late summer that remains to the early winter. Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' has obovate green leaves that yellow in the fall with small pink to lavender flowers in the summer. The cultivar berries emerge before other beautyberries.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 5-8
  • Height: 3-4 ft
  • Spread: 4-5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Round
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds, Bees
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Leaf spot and black mold
  • Form: Not available
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Best fruiting when shrubs are planted in groups. Stems may die back in winter. Prune in early spring.


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