Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’

(Beautyberry 'Issai')


$24.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

This beautyberry cultivar is a small, rounded, deciduous shrub which typically grows 2-4′ tall and is primarily included in the landscape for its showy fall display of lilac-violet fruit. Long, arching, slender branches dip downward often to touch the ground. Clusters (cymes) of small, pink to lavender flowers bloom in the leaf axils along the stems in summer. Flowers are followed by clusters of lilac-violet fruits (each 1/8" diameter) which ripen in September and put on their best show through October. Fruits persist beyond the point of leaf drop but not very far into winter. Elliptic to obovate green leaves (1-3" long) turn yellow in fall. One of the best ornamental fruiting shrubs. This cultivar primarily differs from the species by growing shorter, fruiting heavier and producing fruit at an earlier age.

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prune in early spring if needed. Flowers bloom on new wood. Best cross-pollination and resultant fruit production occur when shrubs are planted in groups or massed.

Additional information

Common Name

Beautyberry 'Issai'

Botanical Name

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 4 ft.

Width

to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late spring to early summer

Flower Color

pink to lavender

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

purple

Fall Color

Yellow

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