Callicarpa Bodinieri / Beautyberry

No one ever notices this plant until the berries appear in fall. Then, for months, people can’t take their eyes off it. Shown here is Callicarpa Bodinieri ‘Profusion’.


  • Although I’ve seen size predictions of 6-8′ tall and wide, this one is still more like 4×4 after seven years in one place.


  • I water only during extended droughts.
  • I prune errant branches some time in winter.
  • It gets fresh organic mulch every spring.