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Beauty Berry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Callicarpa Bodinieri

 

Beauty Berry

Callicarpa Bodinieri - Beauty Berry - is a deciduous shrub that bears purplish young foliage that turns dark green as it matures in Summer, and then golden-purple in Autumn. It bears small pink flowers in clusters in mid Summer, followed by clusters of showy bright violet-purple berries

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plant Features
  • Beauty Berry likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Beauty Berry likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Beauty Berry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Beauty Berry likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Beauty Berry

Latin name

Callicarpa Bodinieri

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Beauty Berry likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Beauty Berry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Beauty Berry likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Beauty Berry likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Beauty Berry is 2.50meters x 3.00meters 2.50 M 3.00 M

Callicarpa Bodinieri

Callicarpa Bodinieri - Beauty Berry - is a deciduous shrub that bears purplish young foliage that turns dark green as it matures in Summer, and then golden-purple in Autumn. It bears small pink flowers in clusters in mid Summer, followed by clusters of showy bright violet-purple berries


Planting Outdoors

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant out container grown shrubs into a site that has has had plenty of well rotted compost dug in first.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Small pink flowers appear in mid Summer, followed by the berries

 
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