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.

Further Reading....
  • 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
Callicarpa - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of CALLICARPA

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CALLICARPA bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'

CALLICARPA bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'

Beauty berry, French mulberry

lilac flowers followed by violet fruits borne in profusion in autumn

 
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CALLICARPA dichotoma

CALLICARPA dichotoma

Beauty berry, French mulberry

compact shrub with pink flowers in summer and dark lilac coloured fruits in autumn

 
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CALLICARPA japonica 'Leucocarpa'

CALLICARPA japonica 'Leucocarpa'

Beauty berry, French mulberry

pale pink flowers and large white fruits

 
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CALLICARPA kwangtungensis

CALLICARPA kwangtungensis

Beauty berry, French mulberry

purple-lilac berries and purple leaf colour in autumn

 
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