Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'


Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst'

Tips for Homeowners:

Cut back to about 6" in late winter or early spring for a more compact growth habit and for better flowering and fruiting. It may be necessary to provide water in periods of drought.

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Lovely arching branches are loaded with flowers in the summer followed by purple to lavender, shiny berries that are excellent for fall bouquets.

  • Striking purple berries in fall
  • Small pink flowers erupt in late summer
  • For a showy display plant in masses

Fabulous plant for the xeriscape garden because it is such a hit for the birds and other wildlife.  It is also a good choice for planting in the perennial border, as a hedge or as a foundation plant.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 5-8
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes about Beautyberry:

This is a short shrub with beautiful, porceline-like berries that arrive in late summer and last into early fall. The flowers that precede the berries bloom on new wood all along the arching branches. This plant prefers full sun for best flowering and fruiting and though it tolerates partial sun, the result may be a more leggy, less prolific shrub. Fruit production also increases if multiple plants are grouped together for cross-pollination.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Attractive fruit
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Summer Bloomer

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Gold


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water