CALLICARPA dichotoma

Commonly known as Beauty berry, French mulberry

Compact shrub with pink flowers in summer and dark lilac coloured fruits in autumn
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CALLICARPA dichotoma

 
  • Deciduous
    bright-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, upright shrub. produces flowers in axillary cymes 1-2cm (½-¾in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    introduced into UK by Robert Fortune in 1857.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
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Callicarpa - Growing Guide
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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