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Bodinier Beautyberry

Scientific name: Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'

Type:Deciduous shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:6 to 9
Plant Characteristics
Height:8 ft
Width:6 ft
Bloom:Summer flowers
Bloom Time:June to July
Bloom Color:Lavender
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Bodinier beautyberry is grown for its purple flowers and bright violet colored fruits produced late in the season which add interest to the autumn landscape.

A very nice deciduous shrub that grows to a height of 6’-8’ and a width of 5’. It produces bronze-purple deciduous foliage, arranged oppositely, with leaves 2”-5” long. As the summer progresses the leaves turn a dull dark green color before finishing off the season with a golden purple coloration. In mid-summer small lavender flowers appear on current season growth. These flowers, arranged in a cyme, give rise to clusters of intensely purple berries in early fall. The berries will remain on the plant after the foliage drops providing a beautifully contrasting effect in the garden during the winter months, as well providing food for local songbirds. The cultivar ‘Profusion’ predominates in the trade.

For best results plant beautyberry in sun to partial shade on compost amended soils. The greatest fruit production occurs with moist soils.

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