PEARL GLAM®

Beautyberry

Callicarpa x

'NCCX2'

USPP 28,312; CBRAF

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Bright fruit
  • Space-saving habit
Description

Bold color from summer to autumn. Pearl Glam® callicarpa presents a whole new look for the genus! Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney at NCSU, this hybrid cultivar boasts dark purple foliage, white flowers, and bright purple-pink berries. Vigorous, upright plant offers a space-saving vertical habit and a unique look in the landscape or in containers. Ideal for cut flower growers. Fast growing and profitable!

USDA Zone
5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
4 - 5'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer - fall
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Purple
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Callicarpa is not fussy about soil and will grow in average conditions.

Pruning

Prune in spring if necessary or desired. May experience dieback in colder zones; remove dead wood and plant will resprout from base.

Uses

Mixed borders; perennial beds; foundation plantings; cutting gardens.

Growing Tips

In colder areas, callicarpa may die back to the ground, but will resprout. Avoid cutting back until signs of new growth appear. Makes an excellent cut flower for fall harvest, though it does not dry or preserve well. Birds may eat the berries once they've softened, but they are not typically a first-choice food. No pollinator is required, though fruit set is typically heavier if planted en masse.