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CALLICARPA bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'
Bodinieri Beautyberry, Profusion Beautyberry
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Profusion Beautyberry is a rangy, deciduous shrub notable for its showy fruits and their placement on the branches. It is a free-fruiting selection of a species native to central and western China. The leaves are tapered, oval and dull-green, with toothed edges. In early summer, hundreds of tiny pink flower clusters appear along the arching stems and attract pollinating insects. By early fall, small, violet berries in clusters of 30-40 in loose clusters have replaced the flowers. The foliage turns green with blushes of pink or burgundy before dropping and better revealing the pretty fruits. These fruits are eaten by birds and in general are not as long lasting on the shrub as those of other beautyberry species.
Grow 'Profusion' in full to partial sun and soil that is dry to moist. Good moisture produces best growth and fruiting. Flowering and fruiting occurs on new stems, so prune back this shrub in late winter (if winter cold does not cause this dieback naturally) and allow it to rejuvenate annually. Use this fruit-fantastic beautyberry as a low screen, informal hedge or accent in the mixed shrub border.
8 - 3
5 - 8
3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-8' / 0.9m - 2.4m
5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Summer, Fall, Winter
Pink, Light Pink
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green, Rose, Burgundy
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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