Beauty Berry, Velvet Leaf (Callicarpa pedunculata)

Beauty Berry, Velvet Leaf (Callicarpa pedunculata)

Beauty Berry, Velvet Leaf (Callicarpa pedunculata)

Form:
Open shrub to 4 metres (often less), with long drooping branches.

Needs:
Fertilise regularly for best appearance.
Sun or dappled sun/shade.
Not fussy about soil.
Water until established and in extreme dry or heat.
Prune strongly after fruiting to avoid it becoming straggly.

Features:
Small pale pink flowers followed by bunches of lustrous purple berries.

Ecology:
Rainforests and margins, open forest.
Berries are bird attracting.

Notes:
When in fruit this shrub is very decorative, at other times it blends in to the vegetation.
Very easy to prune, so can be kept small.

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