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CALLICARPA

Commonly known as Beauty berry, French mulberry

Attractive bushes of violet or white beads, particularly when planted in groups. One of the last shrubs visited by birds after berries.

The most common species was collected in China by émile-Marie Bodinier, a French missionary and botanist of the 19th century.

Genus of about 140 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees from woodland in mainly tropical and subtropical regions.


  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - opposite, simple leaves, dense clusters of white, pink, red or purple tiny flowers along the stems followed by highly decorative bead-like fruit.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - most prolific fruiting occurs in long, hot summers. Plant in groups to ensure good pollination. Wildlife plant - birds. Resistant to honey fungus.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - tropical and sub tropical climates
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of CALLICARPA

CALLICARPA bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'   AWARD

CALLICARPA bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'  >


Commonly known as: Beauty berry, French mulberry.
Lilac flowers followed by violet fruits borne in profusion in autumn
£16.00 each

CALLICARPA dichotoma

CALLICARPA dichotoma  >


Commonly known as: Beauty berry, French mulberry.
Compact shrub with pink flowers in summer and dark lilac coloured fruits in autumn
£16.00 each

CALLICARPA japonica 'Leucocarpa'

CALLICARPA japonica 'Leucocarpa'  >


Commonly known as: Beauty berry, French mulberry.
Pale pink flowers and large white fruits
£16.00 each

CALLICARPA kwangtungensis

CALLICARPA kwangtungensis  >


Commonly known as: Beauty berry, French mulberry.
Purple-lilac berries and purple leaf colour in autumn
£16.00 each
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