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Callicarpa sp., Beautyberry

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Callicarpa acuminata

Callicarpa sp.

Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The temperate species are deciduous, the tropical species evergreen.

Japanese Beautyberry (C. japonica) and Bodinier Beautyberry (C. bodinieri) are very similar in appearance to American Beautyberry. C. japonica can be used for bonsai.

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