Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'

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Buy Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' beauty berry: Lovely violet berries on bare branches

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Late colour

3

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

Mrs. P

High wycombe

Yes

It's a lovely shrub

4

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.

Lizzie

Kent

Yes

Great plant

5

A very strong healthy shrub.

Composter

Kent

Yes

Callicarpa bodinierivar.giraldii'Profusion'

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Why does our Callicarpa bodinieri giraldii fail to produce berries?

holypotty

Hello, This could be caused by a number of things, but the most likely are either not enough sun, water or the right kind of fertiliser - which would ideally be a good multipurpose one that contains potash.

Helen

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?

Mary-Anne

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

Anonymous

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.

Jimmy.

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!

Helen

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

Joyous

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.

Helen

April pruning of trees, shrubs and
climbers

Many shrubs, trees and climbers are showing signs of growth, so it is an ideal time to check them over for winter damage. If you feel they need a little care and attention, here are a few notes to use as a pruning guide. during April.

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