Beauty Berry

Callicarpa spp.

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This is a genus of over 150 evergreen and deciduous shrub and small tree species, grown predominantly for their striking clusters of berries, which are small and vivid purple in colour, with a metallic sheen. These are borne from many delicate panicles of pink, white or purple flowers. Originally from Southeastern Asia, Australia, Madagascar and the Americas, this genus is restricted to temperate and tropical zones. Tropical species tend to be evergreen, and temperate ones, deciduous. They are best suited to flower and shrub borders where they fruit best in long, hot summers and when planted in groups (for pollination). Tender and half-hardy species can be over-wintered under glass.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Autumn colour

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, White, Red

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free
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