Issai Beautyberry


Issai Beautyberry is a small shrub known for its beautiful autumn showing of purple berries against solid green foliage. The berries are enjoyed by birds during the fall and winter months. Issai Beautyberry makes a great border or foundation shrub. Deer resistant and tolerates most soil conditions. Issai Beautyberry can be later than most shrubs to leaf out. This is great for northern regions.

  • Scientific Name: Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’
  • USDA Zone: 5 – 8
  • Average Height: 3’ – 4’
  • Average Width: 4’ – 5’
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Check the light preferences for your plant and choose your plot accordingly. Even if you have the perfect soil and ideal location, you still need to choose the right time of the year depending on what you are planting.

When you receive your plant, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Add a bit of slow-release fertilizer to help new plants to grow quickly. Add the recommended amount per fertilizer instructions. Be sure to water your plants. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Additionally, certain plants may need staking. Whenever they become too heavy to stand on their own, add bamboo stakes for the plants to lean against or tie up for support.
Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Issai Beautyberry and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season, before planting in the ground or potting mix may fall off of the root ball.

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Nancy B.
I recommend this product

The young plants looks healthy with a great root system

We just received this young shrub, and it looks very healthy with a strong root system. We just planted it, so the berries will be a couple of years down the road. Tremendous price, too. I paid a lot more for another one of these shrubs from another company, so I will be a repeat custom here from now on. Thank you!


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Thank you for the review! We are glad you are happy with your purchase!

Michael P.
I recommend this product

Excellent customer service

Communication was great. Plant was shipped quickly, and arrived well-packaged and healthy with plenty of moisture.


Maples N More Nursery

Thank you for the review Michael!

Catherine B.

Quality and care

My shrub arrived in great condition due to careful packing. Lots of healthy roots too. Thanks so much. Will be shopping again! Catherine�


Maples N More Nursery

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