Beauty berry

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'

Beauty berry - Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii  'Profusion'

Common Name: Beauty berry
Genus: Callicarpa
Species: bodinieri var. giraldii
Cultivar: 'Profusion'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Gold, Green, PurpleFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

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.