Japanese Beautyberry is, as the name suggests, a native of East Asia and China, and was introduced to cultivation in the West in 1845. Callicarpa acquired the common name of Beautyberry for the showy fall display of purple berry clusters. These shrubs grow fairly quickly to become about as tall as they are wide. Berry production is best in full sun. They are fairly drought tolerant once established.
Callicarpa japonica, Japanese Beautyberry
- Height: 4-6'. Deciduous shrub, easily grown in full sun to part shade. Beautiful clusters of purple berries in fall. Attractive to birds.