Beauty Berry

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii, commonly known as Beautyberry, is a deciduous shrub native to China.

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous shrub with arching branches and green, lance-shaped leaves. It produces clusters of small pink flowers followed by bright purple berries.


The Produce

These berries persist into the fall, adding a pop of colour to the landscape when many other plants have lost their leaves.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of small pink flowers in summer, followed by bright purple berries in autumn.


The Leaves

The Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii, commonly known as Beautyberry, has simple, opposite leaves that are elliptic to ovate in shape, measuring approximately 5 to 10 centimetres in length and 2 to 5 centimetres in width.


The Bark

The bark is light brown and smooth, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The berries are particularly attractive to birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental berries and foliage. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Beauty Berry is known for its striking purple berries, which add a splash of color to autumn gardens.

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