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Callicarpa acuminata

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callicarpa (kal-ee-KAR-puh) (Info)
Species: acuminata (ah-kew-min-AY-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Oct 2, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have c. acuminata, c. americana and c. americana var. lactea planted together in a shady spot and the effect is absolutely stunning when in bloom--a riot of color.

Positive Agaveguy On May 17, 2009, Agaveguy from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grow several of these under large old Live Oaks. They have reached over 10 feet high and fifteen feet wide one their own structure. Two have draped into the oaks and reached about 15 feet high.

Regional...

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

Altamonte Springs, Florida
Houston, Texas
Mansfield, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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