It's actually quite shocking when you first come across its violet metallic berries and it is aptly known as the beauty berry
FOR brilliant and unusual autumn colour in borders, there's nothing quite like beauty berry
Also known as the beauty berry
, it has eye-catching bronze young foliage in spring and clusters of pinky-purple flowers throughout summer.
Callicarpa profusion, or beauty berry
, offers gardeners a taste of the unusual for a sheltered, sunny border, as well as giving the birds a treat when lilac summer flowers give way to masses of violet fruit.
Callicarpa profusion, known as beauty berry
, offers gardeners a taste of the unusual for a sheltered, sunny border.
Many of the showiest fruiting shrubs are native to Mississippi, and one of the first to catch your eye will be American Beauty berry
, Callicarpa americana.
Best of the Bunch The Beauty Berry
ORIGINALLY from the Far East, these stunning shrubs, Callicarpa species, give us a wonderful display of white, violet and purple berries from autumn until spring, adding unusual colours to the winter garden.
Callicarpa Bodinieri 'Profusion' WE see loads of shrubs adorned with red and orange berries at this time of year, but not many with the bright purple beads produced by this striking deciduous shrub, better known as the beauty berry
, which grows to around 3m.
Few berries compare to those of the beauty berry
(Callicarpa), with hundreds of amethyst clusters gathered between jade-tinged foliage on long, graceful branches, and those of the umbrella-shaped China berry tree (Melia azedarach), which glows with topaz-like gems.
BEST OF THE BUNCH Callicarpa Bodinieri 'Profusion' WE SEE loads of shrubs adorned with red and orange berries at this time of year, but not many with the bright purple beads produced by this striking deciduous shrub, better known as the beauty berry
, which grows to around three metres.
In the dog days of August and September, the cardinal flower and great blue lobelia attract a myriad of hummingbirds and butterflies, and the American beauty berry
and strawberry bush will produce showy, colorful berries.
The Callicarpa family, known as the Beauty berry
, has about 140 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees coming originally from woodland in mainly tropical and sub-tropical regions.