Variegated Beautyberry
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Duet'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callicarpa (kal-ee-KAR-puh) (Info)
Species: dichotoma (dy-KAW-toh-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Duet
Synonym:Callicarpa gracilis
Synonym:Callicarpa purpurea
Synonym:Porphyra dichotoma
Synonym:Callicarpa dichotoma

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Buford, Georgia

Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 20, 2009, Patt52 from Rydal, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I purchased this shrub in the spring of this year 2009. It has grown to 3-4' easily. It was so easy to grow and looks great with other perennials and shrubs. The berries are not too showy, but still a beautiful plant. I would recommend it to anyone.

Neutral

On May 26, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This splendid beautyberry was discovered in 2000 as a branch sport on C. dichotoma 'Albifructus' at Tennessee Technological University by Dr. Gary Bachman and Mr. Edgar Davis. C. 'Duet' makes a 6' tall x 6' wide specimen in 5 years. Finally released by the US National Arboretum in 2006, the narrow leaves are edged in yellow, which ages to creamy white by late summer. The plants are then adorned with clusters of white fruit, which ring the branches starting in September. Callicarpa 'Duet' is easy to grow in both moist and dry soils...simply superb!

Origin: Asia