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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Callicarpa Early Amethyst

 

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Early Amethyst Beautyberry, with its bright purple berries and brilliant yellow fall color, is a spectacular specimen for the autumn garden. Its manageable size, ease of care, and lush summer leaf canopy make it a favorite shrub for gardeners. Birds are drawn to the berries, which ripen well before those of other beautyberry varieties. (Callicarpa)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 48-60" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU AFLFR21

Plant Information

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.

SKU AFLFR21
Common Name Beautyberry
Botanical Name Callicarpa dichotoma
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 48-60" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Lance shaped leaves. Brignt lilac colored berries.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Hedge / Screen
Additional Information Plant of Merit
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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