Callicarpa Profusion (Beauty Berry) Callicarpa Bodinieri Var.Giraldii Profusion
This deciduous shrub makes a stunning addition to any garden, it has a bushy habit of growth with bronze coloured new foliage in spring turning mid green in summer. Small pink flowers appear in Summer but this plants is grown for the masses of striking and perfectly formed bead-like dark violet fruits that develop in the Autumn and are retained after the leaves have fallen. One of the best autumn/winter interest shrubs, great in small groups and the cut branches are perfect for flower arrangements. Also useful as an informal Autumn interest hedge of 100-150cm. (2-3 plants per metre) Trim in winter after berries have been taken. 200cm x 200cm.
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Callicarpa Profusion are quite easy to grow, they prefer a good soil that has some drainage and will thrive in conditions of full sun through to dappled shade making them suitable for the woodland garden as well as beds and borders.
Prune in late Winter or Early Spring after the berries have been taken by birds, aim to retain a bushy framework of branches that will encourage a good number of new shoots which will in turn produce a prolific crop of the colourful berries.