Just because your summer flowering plants have faded, it doesn’t mean you should have to put up with a dull garden! Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ offers autumn colour, thanks to its eye-catching purple berries. Try cutting some stems for display in vases indoors too.
Callicarpa is a popular choice for autumn colour in the garden. This is an upright shrub, which can fill a gap in your flower or shrub border. During the summer, your plants will be clothed in long leaves, followed by panicles of small lilac blooms. The foliage turns rosy-red in the autumn, followed by the main event, glorious clusters of 4mm purple berries! Height: 3m (10′). Spread: 2.5m (8′).