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Purple Pearls® Beautyberry Callicarpa x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
$16.99
Size: Quart
$38.99
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Purple Pearls® Beautyberry Callicarpa x
Sun 48 - 60

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.

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
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
  • 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!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Alisa Aiken
    Hornby Island
    Canada
    17 weeks ago
  • 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!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Alisa Aiken
    Hornby Island
    Canada
    17 weeks ago
  • 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.

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