The berries are edible and can be used in jams and jellies.
Callicarpa bodinieri is a large shrub, growing between 5-10 feet tall and wide. It is considered an easy to grow plant, requiring full sun and regular water, as well as occasional pruning of dead branches to maintain a neat shape. This deciduous plant is suitable for USDA Zone 6-10.
Callicarpa bodinieri produces beautiful pink flowers in mid to late summer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. In fall, the shrub is covered in clusters of small, purple berries, making it an attractive addition to the garden.
When growing Callicarpa bodinieri in pots, it is important to provide a well-draining potting mix, and to ensure that the plant is not overwatered.