The Butchart Chronicles : October 4, 2014

Photo: Callicarpa (beautyberry)

Foliage is not the only allure in the gardens - berries such as Callicarpa add vibrant colour too. Also known as beautyberry and Murasakishikibu (C. japonica) in Japan, in honour of the Lady Murasaki Shikibu ('murasaki' means 'purple'), this low bush is native to Asia as well as North and South America and Australia.

Callicarpa (beautyberry)