Callicarpa dichotoma c.s. (Beauty Bush) is a deciduous shrub native to East Asia.
Appearance: The Beauty Bush is a medium-sized shrub that typically grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters) with a similar spread. It has an upright, arching growth habit with multiple stems. The leaves are elliptical or ovate, measuring about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) in length. They are green in color and turn yellow in the fall.
Flowers: The Beauty Bush produces small, pale pink to lavender flowers that are clustered together in dense clusters or panicles. The flowers appear in late spring to early summer and are attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Fruit: After the flowers, the Beauty Bush produces small, round berries that are initially green and gradually mature to a vibrant shade of purple. The berries are about 1/4 inch (0.6 centimeters) in diameter and persist into fall, providing ornamental interest.
Habitat and Range: Beauty Bush is native to East Asia, specifically regions such as China, Korea, and Japan. It is cultivated in various other regions as an ornamental shrub.
Landscape Use: Beauty Bush is primarily grown as an ornamental shrub in gardens and landscapes. It is valued for its clusters of colorful flowers and attractive berries, which add visual interest. It can be used as a focal point, in borders, or in mixed shrub plantings.
Maintenance: Beauty Bush is generally low-maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of soil types. It grows best in full sun to partial shade. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged wood and to shape the plant. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, is recommended to establish and maintain the shrub.
Botanical Name : Callicarpa dichotima c.s.
Common Name : Beauty Bush
Height : 10 ft
Spread : 4 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 90 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Other info : C.S ( cleaned seed)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 8,750