Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Purple Beautyberry

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Callicarpa dichotoma Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Beautyberry
  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 3-5'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Should be cultured as a dieback shrub in the upper Midwest by cutting to near ground level in early spring. Full sun to light shade.

  • Notes:

    Small pink flowers in July are followed by dazzling purple berries in fall.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Annually, cut the entire plant back to near ground level. This type of pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, preferably in early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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