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Callicarpa profusion flowers

RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 256

Evening all. I had a little question about the variations of the flower on this lovely berry producing plant.

I understand it can have white, pink or purple flowers. Is it one colour flower per plant? Ideally I'd like a pink or purple flowered one, as I loathe white flowers (sorry white flower lovers!).



  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Hi RubyLeaf

    The callicarpa you want to ask for at your garden centre is

    Callicarpa dichotoma
    (Purple beautyberry)

    This is the purple one. Actually, the flowers are very insignificant, it's the berries in autumn that are so pretty.

  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 256

    Thank you for your help! I'm well aware the flowers are as you say, insignificant but I cannot abide white flowers image

    Could you possibly tell me the pink flowered version too?

    I agree on the berires, so pretty! I'm devoting a section of my garden to berry shrubs and needless to say this'll have centre stage.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    There is one call callicarpa americana Welch's Beauty


     But I can't find it on any UK sites, don't know if it's only available in the US. Apparently it's a native of the USA.

  • Burncoose Nursery (very reliable) stock one which they describe as having pink flowers

    Hope that helps image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 256


    Wow they charge alot for that! Still, I don't know how much these go at garden centres.

    Thanks all. Though I may just buy the pink AND purple flower one since the display in Autumn is so beautiful!

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     This is my Callicarpa 'Profusion' AGM . It has pale pink flowers in May but as the others say you don't notice them. I do notice the lovely bronze foliage in spring and then the berries. Some say they berry better if you have more than one, I haven't noticed any difference - it berries reliably every year!

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