Callicarpa dichotoma 'Splashy'

Splashy Beautyberry

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Callicarpa

Parent: Callicarpa dichotoma

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: To 6' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Arching branches, small pink flowers and purple berries (more sparse than the species). Leaves are very variegated, blotchy white and green. Stable variegation.


Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana acquired this plant from a nursery near Tokyo, Japan that specializes in variegated plants. The name was suggested by Bob McCartney of Woodlanders.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2011 and planted it in the One of Everything Garden. It did not leaf out in spring 2012 and the lower stems were split.

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