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Profusion Beauty Berry

I have bought a profusion beauty berry. Somebody told me it is best to plant two for cross pollination. I didn't really want two but if it does make a lot of difference to the amount of berries then I will. Anybody any advice on whether it does make a lot of difference?


  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,368
    edited October 2020
    I am very sure Calicarpra profusion is a self fertile variety. Calicarpra can be a bit hit and miss year to year , some years it will look magnificent but some years not so good.  
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,200
    Be warned that the berries, although beautiful, are tiny (much smaller than a pea). I've only got the one plant (no room for another). It has taken 4-5 years to berry well which is a pity as I've just decided it doesn't earn its keep where it is and am going to remove it. The labels are very misleading as you only ever see a closeup of the berries which makes them look much bigger than they are. Overall it is quite a pretty bush with pinkish leaves in the spring and very tall, straight stems but it just doesn't do it for me.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,294
    I just have a single one and it fruits pretty well without the need for cross pollination

    Rutland, England
  • Yes, they are self fertile, mine has the metallic berries coming in nicely. I'm not sure about the tall straight stems though @Lizzie27 , mine refuses to grow straight and branches constantly no matter what I do to it!
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,913
    I have several young ones that I grew from seed (from the RHS members seed scheme) a few years ago, and there's quite a range of habits already. Some are producing straight, upright stems but some are becoming much more branched.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • I just love it, love the colours so fingers crossed it gets berries on from year to year. Will stick to the one then thank you and thanks for the photos they are lovely and looks like the plant is doing really well.
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