Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'

How to grow callicarpa

Find out all you need to know about growing callicarpa, in this start-to-finish Grow Guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

Do Cut back in March

Do not Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do not Cut back in September

Do not Cut back in October

Do not Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Callicarpa is also known as the beauty berry. It’s a shrub that comes into its own in the autumn months, with a striking crop of small, jewel-like, purple-blue berries that appear in dense clusters. These look stunning on the bare stems of deciduous varieties. However, the dark green foliage also puts on a good show in autumn, turning golden and red. Callicarpas are medium-sized shrubs and look good in a mixed border, or planted as a specimen near a path or window.

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