Wine Spritzer Japanese Beautyberry. We visited a nursery in Osaka, Japan where we were shown this incredible Callicarpa. This cultivar had never been released but we were all given a plant. This is definitely a foliage plant with its surreal reticulated variegation. It is a sparse bloomer and berry producer, but who cares. With leaves like this, it is worth planting. Don't push it into the fall with a lot of fertilizer, as this will render it susceptible to cold damage. It needs to harden off well before winter. Some say that it is hardy into zone 5, but I'm going to hold my judgement until it is trialed there. Can be grown in sun or shade, but lower light seems to produce the best variegation.