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Callicarpa japonica - Thunb.
                 
Common Name Beautyberry, Japanese callicarpa, Japanese Beautyberry
Family Verbenaceae
USDA hardiness 5-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A pioneer species of cut-over lands[58]. Mixed forests on mountain slopes or in valleys at elevations of 200 - 900 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Manchuria..
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Lavender. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal, Vase.

Callicarpa japonica Beautyberry, Japanese callicarpa, Japanese Beautyberry


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Physical Characteristics
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Callicarpa japonica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in) at a medium rate. It is in flower in August, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
C. murasaki.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

The leaves are a tea substitute[177, 183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Cascades, Container, Erosion control, Massing, Standard, Specimen. Requires a sunny position or light dappled shade[11, 200]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[11, 200]. This species is only really hardy in the milder parts of Britain, requiring a warm sunny corner[11, 182], though some forms should prove to be hardier. A very ornamental[1] and polymorphic species[58]. Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[182]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Special Features: Fragrant foliage, Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - sow February in a greenhouse[78]. Only just cover the seed[138]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°c[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long, July/August in a frame. High percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[78] taken in early spring[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Callicarpa americanaAmerican Beautyberry, Beautyberry, French Mulberry, American Beautyberry22
Callicarpa macrophylla 12
Callicarpa mollis 10
Callicarpa pedunculata 02
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