Beautyberry
Callicarpa 'Purple Pearls'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callicarpa (kal-ee-KAR-puh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Pearls
Additional cultivar information:(aka NCCX1, Purple Pearls)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 6, 2014, DavidLMo from St Joseph, MO wrote:

Mine blooms much later - in bloom now. Perhaps cause it is not planted in full sun. Silly me - when I bought it there was no care card and was aware that standard American Beautyberry is not to be planted in full sun.

Oh well - I got it at very end of season clearance @ > 75 % off (always love to get a bargain on proven winners redicuously high priced stuff **). It and another 10 shrubs and hey - it was October 30 and I had to get those babies in the ground.:-) so I could plant my Spring bulbs - all 1,500 of em. Heh. No time for net research.

** I do though understand that PW stuff is expensive cause someone has to pay for their long lead times on bringing stuff to market - in many cases 10 or more years. Well that and their marketing costs which have ... read more