Callicarpa sp., Beautyberry

Callicarpa sp.

Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
USDA Zone: 5-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Callicarpa sp. (Beautyberry) is a large shrub, usually growing 5-10 feet tall and wide. It is native to temperate and tropical regions, and its adaptability to various environments makes it a popular landscape plant. This deciduous plant produces clusters of small, star-shaped pink flowers in early summer, followed by eye-catching clusters of bright purple berries in the late fall and winter.

For best results, Beautyberry needs full sun or partial shade, and regular to moderate water. Given the right conditions, Beautyberry can offer a richly colored, lush presence to any garden. In cold regions, where this plant is not winter hardy, beautyberry can be grown in a pot and brought indoors during the coldest months.

In terms of temperature, Beautyberry is a surprisingly hardy plant for its size and delicate appearance. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone for Beautyberry is 5-8. Despite its winter hardiness, Beautyberry may require protection from heavy winter rains and winds.

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