We bought and planted this thinking it was an American beautyberry, which is native to our area and has known benefits to local wildlife and also acts as a mosquito and biting insect repellent. Unfortunately, it is a cultivar of Asian beautyberry, not American. It is pretty, but not what we wanted for our garden.
Pearl Glam® Beautyberry Callicarpa x
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Glamour for the landscape!
Don't settle for a beautyberry that only struts its stuff in autumn - demand one that does more. Pearl Glam® callicarpa is showy starting in spring, with dark purple foliage from the get-go. Late summer brings white flowers that yield violet-purple berries by the hundreds. Upright habit makes this a space-saver compared to more conventional beautyberry varieties, too.
Top three reasons to grow Pearl Glam® beautyberry:
- dark purple foliage from spring to frost
- dozens of orchid-colored berries in fall
- upright, space-saving habitProduces BerriesFoliage InterestFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:28 - 40 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:PurpleHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Pearl Glam beautyberry does not need a pollinator to set fruit; one plant is sufficient for a good crop. Prune, if desired, in early spring, and remove any dead wood at that point as well. Plant may experience some dieback each year in colder zones, but it will resprout from the ground and still flower and fruit that year.Fun Facts:
Callicarpa is believed to repel mosquitoes, and the North American species, C. americana, has been used this way through the South throughout history.Pearl Glam® Callicarpa x 'NCCX2' USPP 28,312, Can PBRAF
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Eileen D, Maryland, United States, 1 min ago
Planted in 2019 and it grew beautiful little purple berries. This year (2020) this plant has struggled to achieve any berries. I did learn the plant has to be pruned back in late winter so maybe that's the issue of why it's not growing as well? I'm not ready to give up on this gorgeous plant just yet!Andrea, Ohio, United States, 48 weeks ago
I'm extremely happy with this plant. With twice daily minimal watering and bi-monthly vitamin boosts it has adjusted quite well to the high desert heat and direct sun. I'm anxiously anticipating the bright berry phase, although the white flowers add a subtle flair to my landscape. In addition, there are several traditional Indigenous medicinal uses for this plant, including uses as an excellent insect repellent.Serafin, Arizona, United States, 1 year ago
Gorgeous! But this plant needs a lot of room. It also puts down roots on branches that touch the ground and will run everywhere. It's one step away from invasive. But it is gorgeous all year round.Martha Shinley, Arkansas, United States, 1 year ago
The plant struggled through its first summer and I thought it would die. It's the second summer now and it seems to be adjusting. I hope to see it bloom, and the berries.Ecos Garcia, Massachusetts, United States, 1 year ago
A favorite for year.s. Purchased from an out of state flower show and have been looking for another. A definite “order immediately” for me. Gorgeous in fall arrangements.Monica Karr, Michigan, United States, 2 years ago