Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'

beauty berry

3 litre pot
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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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  • 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?
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    Asked on 20/5/2015 by Joyous from Hampshire

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      A:

      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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