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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.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightOpposite, simple leaves, dense clusters of white, pink, red or purple tiny flowers along the stems followed by highly decorative bead-like fruit.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowMost prolific fruiting occurs in long, hot summers. Plant in groups to ensure good pollination. Wildlife plant - birds. Resistant to honey fungus.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originTropical and sub tropical climatesResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of CALLICARPA
lilac flowers followed by violet fruits borne in profusion in autumn
compact shrub with pink flowers in summer and dark lilac coloured fruits in autumn
pale pink flowers and large white fruits
purple-lilac berries and purple leaf colour in autumn