Japanese Beautyberry

  • Perfect purple accent shrub that explodes with color in the fall.
  • Maintains a compact and uniform shape.
  • Adds interest to your garden, birds love it.
  • Great for making jelly
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Product Details

The Japanese beautyberry is much like the American Beautyberry except it is much smaller and easier to maintain.  

As its leaves emerge in the spring, berries will start to cover the stems of this plant.  As the berries grow larger, the weight starts to weep the branches really making this plant unique. 

During the summer months, the Issai's berries start to turn lilac purple.  As fall aproaches and leaves start to drop, the colors serve great interest!  Fall is the best time for this plant to really show off.  Its definately a must have for any garden or landscape.  

Plant as a specimen, in masses, or in a hedge.  Flowers bloom on new wood.  Expect about 3-4 feet when mature. 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Japanese Beautyberry
These bushes are doing extremely well in my yard in Northeastern Ohio.

Being surrounded by many large trees, I was concerned about getting enough sun, but they are thriving along our stone wall.

George in Ohio
October 31, 2016
1 year ago
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what size plant do you ship?
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