Callicarpa dichotoma
Common name: 
Purple Beautyberry
Pronunciation: 
kal-i-KAR-pa di-KOT-o-ma
Family: 
Lamiaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, grows to 3 ft, sometimes to 6 ft, high (0.9-1.8 m), with a similar spread, long slender branches, graceful.  Leaves opposite, simple, 3-7.5 cm long, about half as wide, acuminate, coarsely serrate except at apex and base, bright medium green.  Flowers small, pinkish, displayed in clusters above the foliage.  Fruit spherical, lilac-violet, 3-4 mm wide.
  • Full sun for best heavy fruiting.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Native to eastern and central China and Japan
  • 'Albifructus' is a white fruited form
  • dichotoma: forked in pairs, branches (in other words, opposite buds)
  • Corvallis: 2840 Hayes, Hayes Ave. and 29th St.(2013)
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    leaves and developing fruit

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