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CALLICARPA bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'

Commonly known as Beauty berry, French mulberry

Lilac flowers followed by violet fruits borne in profusion in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    tapered dark-green leaves, bronze when young, to 18cm (7in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Lilac
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy, upright shrub. Produces small flowers in cymes to 3.5cm (1½in) across from the leaf axils.
  • 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

CALLICARPA bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'

 
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Western and central China.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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Callicarpa - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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