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Purple Pearls® Beautyberry Callicarpa x

(4 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • Details

    Features

    A unique beautyberry that lives up to its name - and then some! Dark purple-black foliage all season long, then late summer brings clusters of pink flowers and the amazing purple berries that make callicarpa such a desirable garden plant. Purple Pearls also offers a distinctive upright habit, which saves space in the landscape compared to the wide horizontal habit of other beautyberry. It makes an outstanding addition to fall floral arrangements and indoor decorations, too.

    Produces Berries
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Purple
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Plant in full sun for best color and highest quantity of flowers and berries. Purple Pearls® beautyberry shouldn't require much pruning, but can be cut back in spring if desired. In zone 5 and 6, the plant may die back to the ground in cold winters but will resprout and grow, flower, and fruit well that same year. 

    Purple Pearls® Callicarpa x 'NCCX1' USPP 26,000
  • 4 Reviews

    • The foliage does not stay purple, which was the reason for wanting this plant. The berries are beautiful, but the rest of the time, it's just another green plant in the yard. :(

      Crystal
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Have had this for a long time. Just a bush the rest of the year but, in fall it is so intriguing and noticeable with its neon purple berries. I love it!

      Alisa Aiken
      , Canada
      , 4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Have had this for a long time. Just a bush the rest of the year but, in fall it is so intriguing and noticeable with its neon purple berries. I love it!

      Alisa Aiken
      , Canada
      , 4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Really lovely foliage, looking forward to seeing the berries only in the late fall. Using it as a border to hide a chain link fence.

      Scott
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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