Joy Creek Nursery

530-007D4   Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'     ( Beautyberry )

Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa'
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Japan, Taiwan, Eastern China. Beautyberry shrubs are mostly grown for their ornamental berries that appear in the autumn. Many gardeners are familiar with the surprisingly vivid dark violet berries of Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'. Callicarpa japonica 'Leucocarpa' has yet another surprise. Its berries are bright white. We first saw this shrub in a garden in Kyoto, Japan, in a dazzling display next to neighboring specimens with violet berries. The white berries appear just as the foliage turns a motley combination of yellow and brown and persist long after the leaves have fallen. The rounded, lance-shaped leaves can measure 8 inches in length and are lightly toothed along their margins. The small flowers appear in inch-wide cymes in late summer.

July.  10 ft. x 6 ft.

White to Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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