Early Amethyst Beautyberry

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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
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Good For Hedge / Screen
Winter Interest
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36-48" tall , 48-60" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to fall
Item Package SizePlant - 2.5" Pot

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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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.

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Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Beautyberry Early Amethyst
Botanical Name
Callicarpa dichotoma Early Amethyst
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
36-48" tall
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
Lance shaped leaves. Brignt lilac colored berries.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Good For Hedge / Screen, Winter Interest, Good For Cut Flowers
Additional Information
Plant of Merit
Planting Time
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