• 73969
    • Purple Beautyberry - 1 Plant per offer
    • $14.95

Purple Beautyberry


Purple berries attract birds to the garden.

$14.95

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Product Details

Birds love the bright purple berries on this shrub in late summer. The colorful berries continue to add color to the garden all the way to winter. This shrub is deer resistant and makes a terrific hedge or specimen planting. Grows best when planted in full sun to partial shade. Ships in a 3" pot. Calicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' Zones: 5-9. Height: 3-4' Bloom Time: Summer

Attract Birds.

  • Zones: 5 - 9.
  • 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.
  • Soil Preference: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Pruning: Can be cut back to near the ground in late Winter to renew growth in Spring. Prune late Winter to early Spring.
  • Color: Pink
  • Foliage: Ovate to elliptic, tapered , medium green leaves reach upto 4 inches long.
  • Blooms: Early to mid Summer.
  • Flowers: Small blooms in auxillary cymes. Not very noticable.
  • Fruit: Small, purple, shiny berries.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth.
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

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WOW
May 12, 2012  |  By Graham Royls
Truly amazing, rec'd small leafless plants {well packaged} was disapointed at size but within days of planing buds appeared . Now after 60 days i have beautiful green shrubs with flowers starting . Great customer service too. unlike DG Company.


Absolutely Gorgeous
Aug 10, 2011  |  By Mrs. B
"We ordered 5 of these late last spring. They were small but healthy when they arrived. We planted them Memorial Day weekend. Ten weeks later (after record 90+ temps) they are about 24"" x 24"", covered with pink blossoms and absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see the berries in a few weeks!"


Unexpected beauty
Oct 7, 2010  |  By Tere
I had never heard of this plant when I bought it from Gurneys. I received a nice 3 foot plant that was leafing. What an unexpected joy! The foliage is light and airy. The berries are a beautiful purple and it's fruiting in October in Ohio. I tried other internet nurseries recently. Big mistake. I'm only ordering Gurneys plants from now on. Thank you Gurneys!


Beautiful Berry
Sep 21, 2010  |  By Dee
"I had to purchase this beautiful shrub. I first saw it at a nursery and when my Mom passed away last year my in-laws gave me a gift certificate to buy and plant something in memory of my Mom. I chose this big gorgeous shrub but never got to see it bloom again the next spring after moving (divorce). These were not a disappointment even though much smaller. I got two and just 4-5 months later are about 2 feet high and two feet wide already. The little tiny flowers are already turning into the little purple ""beauty"" berries. Would definately recommend!"


I finally got them
Apr 22, 2010  |  By Becca Gephardt
I am so excited my purple beautyberry bushes came yesterday. The plants look great and I can't wait to get them in the ground... A friend of mine had one years ago and it was so pretty... I can't wait to see the purple berries in the fall.


stunning!!
Jul 7, 2009  |  By mai
I absolutely am in love with this shrub.It is stunning in the garden. I have two of them and it was the best purchase I ever made.Any friend that stops by and sees the shrubs always ask what they are and where did I get them because they want them.I also love the fact that they grow neatly. I pretty much leave them alone to do there own thing. Extremely low maintenance plant so if you are thinking about it, don't. Just buy them....you won't regret it.


Really Purple!
May 17, 2009  |  By Gail P.
I really like this plant. I purchased 3 of them and glad I did. At the end of the season when it drops it's leaves, you see these beautiful purple berries. They don't last too long because the birds like them too.

    • 73969
    • Purple Beautyberry - 1 Plant per offer
    • $14.95