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Fall is just around the corner, so says my beauty berry,it is at it's peak

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Fall is just around the corner, so says my beauty berry,it is at it's peak (Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'    beautyberry)

This one is the Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai' beautyberry.



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Absolutely beautiful berries, I have 2 of those, they are quite small, no berries yet!

12 Sep, 2008

 

The lighting is great for these berries.

13 Sep, 2008

 

This is beautiful. I had one in my old garden and when I moved I took cuttings of it . However none of them caught so I'll have to get another one .
There are lots of berries on this one Flcrazy. It's beautiful.

13 Sep, 2008

 

Have to add this one to my plant list, fantastic berry colour.

13 Sep, 2008

 

Thank you all ! This one is the japanese variety, there is also an american native shrub. This one has a more compact shape and the berries form on each side of the stem. The american one has a more open habit and the berries form all the way around the stem. There are several cultivars with varying shades of purple, and there is also a white berried one on the market.

13 Sep, 2008

 

Oh my....would that stand up to our winters, do you think, Flcrazy? or one of the varieties perhaps?

14 Sep, 2008

 

Lori, you are in luck ! This one is hardy to zone 5a. I checked and the white berried one, Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa' is too.

14 Sep, 2008

 

beautiful

14 Sep, 2008

 

Hurrah! and the list goes on....

15 Sep, 2008

 

Oh so gorgeous Flcrazy! Really nice photo!

18 Sep, 2008

 

This looks stunning!

22 Sep, 2008

 

What a fabulous shrub, I have recently been looking to buy one of these for my own garden. How old is your Callicarpa? I live in the UK so the zone you mentioned does not mean anything to me. It would need to be frost hardy as this year we have had temperatures as low as -11ºC. I wonder if the American cultivar is the Callicarpa bodinieri giraldii Profusion as I have seen that one in a garden centre yesterday at a price of GBP £45!! But I like the idea of your shrub being more compact in growth. Thanks for sharing this with us all Flcrazy

20 Feb, 2009

 

Lovemyveg, this cultivar is hardy to -29 C. I think this one's growing habit would be much more to your liking our native variety , Callicarpa americana. The 'bodinieri giraldii Profusion', that you speak of, is a Chinese variety, and is hardy to -23 C. Other than that, I don't know what it's growth habit looks like. I only know that a sunny location and pruning helps promote a fuller, bushier habit with all Callicarpas. Hope this helps answer your quedstion...:-)

20 Feb, 2009

 

Ps: Lovemyve, it is about 4 years old. I'd be glad to send you some of it's seeds.

23 Feb, 2009

 

Can't believe the colour! Lovely.

8 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Fluff, they were looking great again this year too. The leaves are starting to fall off now.

12 Oct, 2009



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