3-4 ' tall x 4-5' wide. Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’ is a notable selection of beautyberry for its bright purple berries that ripen in September, a full month before most others reach peak fall interest. While the species can grow to be quite large, ‘Early Amethyst’ fits nicely in a perennial or mixed border as a backdrop or specimen plant. Grows best in full sun to partial shade. Late winter pruning keeps plants in check and promotes compact growth. Hardy in zones 5-8. Can die back to the ground during harsh winters in cold areas, but will re-flush, bloom, and fruit the following summer. For the best fruiting display, plant in multiples to cross-pollinate each other.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Beautyberry Early Amethyst
Callicarpa dichotoma Early Amethyst
5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Lance shaped leaves. Brignt lilac colored berries.
Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Good For Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Plant of Merit
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