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Callicarpa bodinieri

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kal-ih-KAR-pah boh-din-ee-ER-ee
Description

Drought tolerant; berries attract birds; cut back severely each year for best berry production (flowers on new growth); avoid excessive fertilizer; this plant is seldom damaged by deer

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#berries#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#berries#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Callicarpa
    Species:
    bodinieri
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern China to Indo-China
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds and seldom damaged by deer.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Open cluster of glossy, bluish lilac fruit; does not last as well as other Callicarpa spp. Cut back severely for best berry production.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-1.5 in. cyme of lilac-pink flowers on new growth
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, dull, dark green leaves; 2-5 in. long; slightly pubescent below; purplish fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Arching stems
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought