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Callicarpa Profusion - how large does it really get?

Many sites say up to 3m in height and 2.50m in width, yet the label on my new one (plus other sites) say 1.5 - 2 m max height, for the exact same variety.

Whilst I appreciate a lot will depend on growing conditions, the differences are huge enough to determine where I can plant mine - and I really want to get the position right.

They seem to like a smidgen of shade too, from what I’m seeing, and I have two sites, both south facing, one not receiving any shade all day and the other about 3 hours more shade in high summer.

Soil is good, free draining, neutral to acid, has lots of organic stuff dug in.

Thanks.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,874
    I've never seen one much bigger than 1m tall. ( but they're not THAT commonly planted )
    Devon.
  • LunarSeaLunarSea Posts: 1,871
    edited November 2021
    I'd say the latter measurement is nearer the mark. They've had one in Sheffield Botanical Gardens for at least 10 years and it's no bigger than that. It's on clay soil & slightly shaded.
    Clay soil - Cheshire/Derbyshire border

    I play with plants and soil and sometimes it's successful

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,419
    Mine got to be about 2m, clay soil, part shade, then full sun from midday.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Thanks all. I hope it gets taller than 1m Hosta!
    Lizzie, did you use ericaceous when planting yours, can I ask?
    It’s going in tomorrow!
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,419
    Hi @dappledshade, No, I didn't, it wouldn't have made any difference, we have alkaline clay soil over limestone.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,346
    edited November 2021
    There are some at the back of a herbaceous border in a park near me that are quite substantial - at least 3m. But they were planted in 2005 so they've taken a while.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,460
    I have (I think) five that I grew from seed a few years ago. They're still babies but have got their first berries this year. If they start looking like they're going to get huge, some of them will have to go. I might experiment with pruning before they get to that stage..
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,346
    LG_ said:
    There are some at the back of a herbaceous border in a park near me that are quite substantial - at least 3m. But they were planted in 2005 so they've taken a while.
    I should have said that I don't know how big there were when planted.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,691
    Two years ago I bought a three year old shrub so it was already over 3’ high. It’s now around 6’. 
    Rutland, England
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