Purple Beautyberry - autumn purple pearl in the garden
Ko-Murasaki, 小紫, Purple Beautyberry, 紫珠, Callicarpa dichotoma
Native to China and Japan, and with its beauty of fruits, often planted in the garden. Japanese name Ko-murasaki means Small-Murasaki-Shikibu. Murasaki Shikibu is Japanese Beautyberry, Callicarpa japonica, which has larger leaves, but fruits of this species are generally larger than Murasaki Shikibu, and color is more dense and beautiful.
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan Nov 2007