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beau·ty·ber·ry

 (byo͞o′tē-bĕr′ē)
n.
Any of various shrubs of the genus Callicarpa cultivated for their axillary clusters of glossy, usually violet or purple berries.
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I am talking about Callicarpa and the name, broken into its Greek parts, means beautiful (Kalli) fruit (karpos).
If you don't want to replant or create a totally new border, buy some specimen plants to act as focal points, such as Phormium tenax, with its sword-shaped leaves, or Fatsia japonica, which provides sculptural foliage in a shady spot, callicarpa or cotoneaster for colourful berries and Acer palmatum for a burst of autumn colour.
Other shrubs with colourful autumn fruits include Berberis x carminea "Pirate King", Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii "Profusion" and Cotoneaster salicifolius "Rothschildianus".
Other shrubs with colourful autumn fruits include Berberis x carminea 'Pirate King', Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion' and Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Rothschildianus'.
BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL Cyclamen Miracle , above, and Callicarpa Bodinieri 'Profusion', left.
Expert tip: Keep birds busy in autumn and winter by planting berry-bearing shrubs, such as holly, pyracantha and callicarpa with crab apples, hawthorn and rowan.
Callicarpa Bodinieri 'Profusion'' adds a splash of colour to the winter garden
Callicarpa is a 6ft-high deciduous shrub with superb autumn colour followed by clusters of bright purple berries.
For something different, colourful violetpurple berries of Callicarpa Profusion are eye-catching in October.
Dicotyledons Alternanthera pungens Lespedeza striata Bidens alba Callicarpa americana Drymaria cordata Vitis sp.
SURVIVES FROST: Cyclamen from the Miracle Series, left HARDY: Viburnum tinus Laurustinus, above, and heucheras, right BERRY NICE: Callicarpa Bodinieri 'Profusion' is a hardy shrub
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.