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How to plant callicarpa


Watch Monty Don's video demonstration of how to plant a callicarpa shrub, chosen for its unusual purple berries, in the border at Berryfields. Learn about planting techniques and how to find the ideal location, to help you get the best from this striking shrub.

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Lizyann 06/10/2014 at 14:24

I have got mine which is quite small in a pot and has got rust coloured leaves now in October, is it hardy enough to stay outside?

Fleurisa 06/10/2014 at 15:26

They are very hardy plants

Lizyann 06/10/2014 at 15:39

Thank you fleurisa will just give it a little protection just in case kind regards

oldchippy 06/10/2014 at 21:20

we have one growing in a border at the side of the path and an off set taken about 4 years ago growing in another border covered in berries and the leaves are just turning,great plants but they do get quite big.

Gardenmaiden 06/10/2014 at 22:46

I have one in the front garden and one in the back garden. Whitecaps like the berries, they're the only birds I've seen on them so far.

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