Callicarpa dichotoma: Early Amethyst Beautyberry

Early Amethyst Beautyberry has massive quantities of small amethyst fruits appear along the slender, arching branches following clusters of small pinkish-lavender blooms. An easy to grow hedge or foundation plant. Deciduous.


Callicarpa [beautyberry] is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family Lamiaceae; between 40-150 species are accepted by different botanists. They are native to east and southeast Asia [where the majority of the species occur], Australia, southeast North America and Central America.

Photo: WNC Farmers Market, Asheville, North Carolina, 20121014
Source: Wikipedia,


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