The Beautyberry Variegated Duet, Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Duet’, is very easy to grow and because of its arching habit, it looks great with other perennials and shrubs.Duet has narrow leaves that are edged in yellow, which age to creamy white by late summer. Clusters of white pea-like flowers appear at the ends of the branches from early to mid-summer, but they are rather inconspicuous. In September the plant is then adorned with masses of chalky white berry clusters.You can grow Duet in both moist and dry soils in light shade, with the end result being a simply superb plant! After the leaves have dropped in fall, the berries continue to hang on for several weeks.This shrub makes a three-season plant because of its amazing foliage and berries. It creates an excellent hedge or screen; disease and insect resistant and naturally hardy.This stunning beautyberry is the first stable variegated variety to be found in this genus. The berries are excellent wildlife food.Zones 5-9For a carefree, rapid growing shrub, you cannot do better than the variegated Duet Beautyberry! .
Male Vine Shows OffArctic Beauty Male Kiwi Vine, Actinidia Kolomikta – Male, is a great climbing plant that is extremely appealing. This vine is grown for its heart-shaped foliage, which opens purple and matures to bright green and is marked with splashes of white and pink. Arctic Beauty’s Male Kiwi Vine flowers, though fragrant, are inconspicuous since they are often hidden by the foliage. One male plant will pollinate 6 female plants. Grapelike berries are produced only by the female plant, are edible, and ripen in the fall. This species is dioecious (separate male and female plants), and the male plants reportedly have better leaf variegation than the female plants. The Arctic Beauty Kiwi not make fruit unless you have other cultivars or more than three plants – it’s a hit and miss to find if you have male plants or female plants as you need one of each to product fruit. Train Arctic Beauty Male to cover a fence or arbor. It can grow to twenty feet, provides great texture, and adds a wonderful appearance to any landscape. *Vigorous Climbing Vine*Heart Shaped Green Leaves with Pink and White Varigation*Can Pollinate 6 Female Plants.