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CALLICARPA dichotoma f. albifructa
This is the naturally occurring white-berried form of beautyberry. Unlike the common purple-berried species, it boasts fall clusters of snowy white berries. White beautyberry is a desirable, interesting landscape shrub. It is vigorous, easy to grow and will add bright color to any garden space. A native of Japan, China and Korea, it is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with elegant, arching branches. Its elliptical green leaves line the stem opposite one another. In summer, clusters of pinkish white flowers appear at the base of each leaf petiole like soldiers in a row. Bees and butterflies are highly attracted to the blooms. Pollinated flowers become clusters of green berries that mature to white in fall.
White beautyberry flowers and fruits best in full to partial sun, though it will tolerate partial shade. It is fairly adaptable to different soil types, but fertile soil with good drainage is preferred. The natural habit of beautyberry is very pleasing, so never try to sculpt or shear this shrub. Just selectively prune back branches as needed. Fruiting and blooming occurs on new growth. Plant it along foundations or in spacious mixed shrub borders.
8 - 7
5 - 8
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Summer, Late Summer
China, Japan, Korea
Clay, Loam, Sand
Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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