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Purple Pearls Beautyberry - Callicarpa
A season-long color factory, the Purple Purple Beautyberry bush is a new hybrid that produces abundant pink flower clusters in spring that contrast nicely with the purple-tinged foliage. Clusters of brilliant bright purple, pearl-like berries follow the flowers in fall, also contrasting beautifully with the foliage which has intensified more in color. Get all the details below

Purple Pearls Beautyberry - Callicarpa

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Purple Pearls Beautyberry
Callicarpa x ''NCCX1'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this beautyberry is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

'Purple Pearls' Beautyberry is a new hybrid Callicarpa cultivar that is a cross between Callicarpa dichotoma and Callicarpa kwantungensis. A season-long color factory, it produces abundant clusters of pink flowers in spring that contrast nicely with the purple-tinged foliage. Clusters of brilliant bright purple, pearl-like berries follow the flowers in fall, also contrasting beautifully with the foliage which has intensified more in color.  

Purple Pearls Beautyberry is very easy to grow, great for housing and feeding birds in winter, and the berry-laden branches are excellent for cutting to add to fall floral displays.




Landscape & Garden Uses

More compact than other Callicarpa, Purple Pearls upright branches for an arching mound to about 4 top 5 feet tall and wide.An absolute must for bird gardens, Purple Pearls is useful in the garden as a specimen, in groupings, or as a very colorful natural hedge. A fine addition to purple color theme gardens, wildlife habitats, flowering shrub borders and bird gardens. 

Spacing:  4 feet for solid hedge; 8 feet or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Purple Pearls  Beautyberry is exceptionally easy to grow and care for with no serious insect or disease problems. Deer and other critters don't like it either. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution, thriving well even in inner city environments. 

Choose a sunny to partially shaded site for planting. In warmer climates (Zones 7-8), some shade or filtered sun during the hottest part of summer afternoons is appreciated. Purple pearls is not particular as to soil type or pH. It prefers average to moist conditions however will tolerate periods of dry weather when established.

Maintenance is little to none. No pruning is required however some gardeners cut it back to the ground in late winter or early spring to control size. Because it blooms on new wood (the current seasons growth), a one-time late winter or early spring pruning doesn't effect flowering or berry production.




Helpful Articles 

Click on the link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, prune, fertilize and water Beautyberry bushes.





Plant Details

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity:  4-5'
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Pink
Flower Size:  Tiny, in clusters
Flowering Period:  Late Spring or Early Summer
Flower Type:  Clusters of single flowers
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Berries:  Yes
Berry Color:  Bright Purple
Foliage Color:  Green tinged Purple
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Moist But Well Drained 
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.0 (Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Birds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Insect



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