Beautyberry 'Profusion'

Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion' | Also known as: Beauty berry 'Profusion' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A deciduous shrub, Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii offers gardens a source of great colour, even after its foliage has departed in autumn and early winter. Aptly known as the Beautyberry, it produces leaves in spring that are dark green but tinged with bronze, that turn a dark green shade in summer and a stunning dark pink in early autumn. These exciting colours are matched by its fruit in autumn, when dense clusters of tiny purple or pink berries emerge. Without doubt a major eye-catcher, it loves fertile, well-drained soil and while hardy, appreciates shelter from winter winds. It is an excellent choice for cottage gardens, beds and borders.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3 - 5
Spread [m]
  • 2.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Brown-green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Pink or purple
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 7 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental berries
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Tough survivors
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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A deciduous shrub, Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii offers gardens a source of great colour, even after its foliage has departed in autumn and early winter. Aptly known as the Beautyberry, it produces leaves in spring that are dark green but tinged with bronze, that turn a dark green shade in summer and a stunning dark pink in early autumn. These exciting colours are matched by its fruit in autumn, when dense clusters of tiny purple or pink berries emerge. Without doubt a major eye-catcher, it loves fertile, well-drained soil and while hardy, appreciates shelter from winter winds. It is an excellent choice for cottage gardens, beds and borders.