|These shrubs are grown for their showy, lilac- or violet-colored fruit, which lasts for 2 to 3 weeks in late fall. Best fruiting occurs when planted in groups. Most die back close to the ground in very cold climates, but often start again in spring to flower and fruit that season. Fruit are borne on new growth, so in warm climates, prune to 6 inches above ground in early spring. Pruning also prevents rank growth. Feed with low-nitrogen fertilizers to avoid fast, leggy growth.
Many clusters of 30 to 40 small, violet berries cover even young shrubs. Some leaves turn a light pinkish-purple in autumn. After leaves fall, berries on bare branches provide color.
Attributes - Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Black Spot.