Beauty Berry - Callicarpa bod 'Profusion'
This plant is primarily grown for its eye-catching display of purple berries in the winter and lilac flowers along the stem in summer.
Why we like Callicarpa 'Profusion'
•This shrub has clusters of lilac flowers in midsummer, but it's really prized for the clusters of purple bead-like berries in autumn that remain after the plant has lost its leaves.The young foliage is often bronze-purple, becoming dark green in summer before turning golden-purple in autumn.
What to know
• Our 5 Year Guarantee: All our shrubs come with a 5 year guarantee. We will only supply you with quality plants with exceptional health.
• Pot size C3.5
• Actual plant size 50-60cm
• Max height 3m
• Max width 2.5m
• Light:It likes full sun or partial shade. It will do well exposed or sheltered.
• Soil: The best way of potting the Callicarpa bod 'Profusion' is to grow it in a fertile well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. It can tolerate some lime in the soil.
• Fertilizer:Incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter into the planting hole, preferably a multi-purpose one that contains potash
• Flowering period:July
• Propagation: Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings.
• Pruning: Prune back stems in early spring, if necessary, cutting back to a permanent framework.
Common questions about how to care for Callicarpa 'Profusion'
• Why does this plant fail to produce berries? There are a number of reasons why plants do not flower or go on to produce berries. The most likely reasons are not enough sun, pruning at the wrong time of the year, or insufficient water and nutrients. You can however give it a bit of a push in the right direction by feeding it with Sulphate of Potash, following the instructions on the packet.
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