Callicarpa bodinieri, Bodinier's Beautyberry

Callicarpa bodinieri

Bodinier's Beautyberry
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: West and Central China
USDA Zone: 6-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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.

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