Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'

beauty berry

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  • Position: sun or dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil. Can tolerate some lime in the soil.
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This lovely deciduous shrub has clusters of small pink flowers in midsummer, but it's really prized for the clusters of striking, violet, bead-like berries that appear in autumn and remain after the plant has lost its leaves.The young foliage is often bronze-purple, becoming dark green in summer before turning golden-purple in autumn. Use it to brighten up a border in autumn, or cut the bare branches laden with berries for flower arrangements.

  • Garden care: Incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter into the planting hole. Prune back stems in early spring, if necessary, cutting back to a permanent framework.


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3.0

Late colour

By Mrs. P

from High wycombe

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    Comments about Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion':

    a great late bit of colour. Will be quite impressive once mature.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
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    4.0

    It's a lovely shrub

    By Lizzie

    from Kent

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      Comments about Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion':

      I saw this shrub in a friend's garden and fell in love with it. The berries are a gorgeous colour and in winter as a bonus. However, my garden is on the seashore and strong winds scorched the leaves and the flowers didn't set berries (except two berries at the very bottom}. So I have moved the plant to a more sheltered place and am hopeful for next year.

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      5.0

      Great plant

      By Composter

      from Kent

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          Comments about Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion':

          A very strong healthy shrub.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced

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          • Q:

            I live in the eastern edge of the West Midlands - do you think I could grow a Callicapa against an east north east facing fence?
            Asked on 28/8/2016 by Mary-Anne from Rugby

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            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello there
              We wouldn't recommend this for an east facing aspect,- normally only south or west facing.
              Sorry.

              Answered on 22/9/2016 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Hello.
            I live in East Scotland and keep a beauty berry plant inside in my house extension. It has been there for three years but has hardly grown and does not look very happy. It is in full sunlight, regularly watered and fed bio care.
            Would the plant be happier outside where our temperature can drop very seriously in our winter ?
            If not, is there anything else I can do to help it inside ?
            Thank you.
            Jimmy.
            Asked on 25/6/2016 by Jimmy. from Near Perth.

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            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              Hello,

              If you have this particular Callicarpa, then it is classified by the RHS as being ''Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)''. I ahve never heard of these being grown as indoor plants, although I do know that some of the other callicarpas are not quite as hardy as this one. I would definitely advise planting this one outside though, as it certainly wont thrive inside - in fact I think you have done remarkably well managing to keep it alive for so long!

              Answered on 1/7/2016 by Helen from crocus
          • Q:

            I planted this plant about 5 yrs ago, mid border, sunny, clay soil. It has grown but is reluctant to show any of the purple berries. Any suggestions why?
            Thanks
            Asked on 20/5/2015 by Joyous from Hampshire

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              Hello,

              There are a number of reasons why plants do not flower - or go on to produce berries. The most likely reasons are not enough sun, pruning at the wrong time of the year, or insufficient water and nutrients. You can however give it a bit of a push in the right direction by feeding it with Sulphate of Potash, following the instructions on the packet.

              Answered on 27/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
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