Alphabetical Plant Listing

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry)

Beautyberry 'Profusion', Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'


One of the best ornamental fruiting shrubs, Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub, primarily grown for its eye-catching display of purple berries dotting every arching branch like beads on a string. 'Profusion' bears clusters of small, lilac flowers along the stems in summer. Attractive to bees and butterflies, they are abundantly followed by compact clusters of bright, glossy, violet-purple fruits in early fall, which persist after the leaves have fallen and stand out beautifully until early winter. Adding rich color to the landscape, they make a lovely contrast with the foliage of lanceolate, purplish leaves when young, that turns rosy-pink in fall. A spectacular sight in fall and early winter.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows with an upright habit, up to 4-6 ft. tall and wide (120-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium, well-drained soils. Best flowering and fruit production occurs in full sun. May become leggy in too much shade. Fairly adaptable to different soil types, but fertile soil with good drainage is preferred.
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance, this plant is affected by very few pests and diseases. It is also rarely bothered by deer
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders, foundation plantings. Perfect also as specimen plant or deciduous hedge or screen. Best fruit production occurs when these Beautyberry shrubs are planted in groups or massed (better cross-pollination).
  • Blooms on new growth. Little pruning is needed other than removing older twiggy growth to maintain vigor
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Not sure which Callicarpa - Beautyberries to pick?
Compare All Callicarpa - Beautyberries

Buy Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry)

Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Callicarpa - Beautyberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Callicarpa - Beautyberries

Guides with Callicarpa - Beautyberries


Martin Ogden / Teddingtongardener.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Callicarpa - Beautyberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Callicarpa - Beautyberries

Guides with Callicarpa - Beautyberries

Plant Calculator

How many Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion' (Beautyberry)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.