Callicarpa (Beautyberry)



Callicarpa is a genus of shrubs and small trees in family Lamiaceae. Its common name is Beautyberry. Majority of species are native to east and southeast Asia. The temperate species are deciduous and for the tropical, it is evergreen. The flowers are in beautiful colors of white, pink or purple and fruit is colorful berry.

Callicarpa is easy and best grown in sunny or light shade in well-drained soil. Propagation is by seed in autumn; softwood cuttings in spring and semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Callicarpa americanaCallicarpa americana
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authorshipBerean Hunter
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Callicarpa americanaCallicarpa americana
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authorshipJason Hollinger
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Callicarpa bodinieriCallicarpa bodinieri
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authorshipH. Zell
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Callicarpa dichotomaCallicarpa dichotoma
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authorship三上 勝生
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Callicarpa japonicaCallicarpa japonica
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authorshipDaderot
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Callicarpa TomentosaCallicarpa Tomentosa
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authorshipVinayaraj
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