Plant Care purple beautyberry

purple beautyberry

About purple beautyberry

Purple beautyberry is a small, compact, deciduous, woody shrub with showy, ornamental fruits that may last long after the shrub has dropped its leaves for winter. It is a native of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It has been introduced in the United States and Taiwan, but it's not widely available. It's easy to grow and low maintenance, 2 to 4 feet tall and prefers full sun.


Callicarpa dichotoma

Also known as

purple beautyberry and early amethyst

How to care for purple beautyberry


How often to water your purple beautyberry

Water needs for purple beautyberry
0.5 cups
every 9

purple beautyberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of purple beautyberry

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for purple beautyberry in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

55% Medium

Finding light for purple beautyberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant purple beautyberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

purple beautyberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

purple beautyberry does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Arcadia, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize purple beautyberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for purple beautyberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your purple beautyberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

purple beautyberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for purple beautyberry

purple beautyberry

purple beautyberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Arcadia, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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