Callicarpa Dichotoma (Beautyberry) is a shrub grown primarily for its shiny purple berries rather than for foliage or flowers. Beautyberry is a very attractive plant that can bring a distinctive look to late summer.  It has a pleasant, rounded form, long, elliptical leaves, tiny pink flowers, and bright purle berries— it sets fruit in September-October that persist through the winter. The berries are loved by a variety of backyard birds, including thrashers and towhees. Plants thrive in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil, and they tolerate drought. They fruit more heavily if multples are planted together, but will fruit alone. There is a native Beautyberry, but it only grows in warmer climates. This one is from Asia. 5 gal


  • Full sun to partial shade