Botanical Name: Calicarpa dichotoma; Verbenaceae, Verbena Family
Height: 3' - 4'.
Spacing: 3' - 4'.
Depth: Full sun in the North, but dappled shade in the South.
Spread: 3'- 4'.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Foliage: Ovate to elliptic, tapered , medium green leaves reach upto 4 inches long.
Blooms: Early to mid Summer.
Fruit: Small, purple, shiny berries.
Form: Deciduous woody shrub.
Flower Form: Small blooms in auxillary cymes. Not very noticable.
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well drained soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth.
Pruning: Can be cut back to near the ground in late Winter to renew growth in Spring. Prune late Winter to early Spring.
Comments: Grown primarily for the outstanding colorful berries it produces in late Summer to Fall. An upright growing shrub perfect for a spot where you can watch the songbirds stopping by to enjoy the beautiful berries. After leaves Fall in Autumn, the slender stems are loaded with purple berries at each axil, are even more showy. Cut a few stems to add excellent color to a cut flower arrangement.
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