Callicarpa cathayana Hung T.Chang

Cathay Beautyberry

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Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Callicarpa

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 4 to 8' tall, 3 to 6' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Pink to purple flowers along the stems followed by purple berries. Medium green leaves to 3" long. Blooms on new wood in summer so prune in late winter to early spring. Pruning back to 6" will encourage compact form and more flowering.

History: 

Published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 305 in 1951.

Native to China.

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