These graceful shrubs with arching branches are cultivated for their pleasing fruit display. Small lilac or pink flowers in summer are followed by tight clusters of little, round, violet to purple fruits that persist well into winter. Effective in woodland gardens or massed in shrub borders. Bloom and fruit occur on current season’s growth, so in late winter remove about a third of oldest stems or lop whole plant low to ground. In coldest regions, may freeze to ground but comes back from roots.
Native to China. Grows to 6 ft. or more and nearly as wide, with willowlike leaves that turn pink or orange to purple in fall.Callicarpa dichotoma
Native to China, Korea, Japan. About 4 ft. tall and slightly wider, with slender branches that sweep the ground. Resembles a smaller, finer-textured Callicarpa bodinieri, and the most well-mannered of the Callicarpas.
Related to locust (Robinia) andyellow wood (Cladrastis kentukea),these are small tom...
From southern Europe. This kind, which is used mostly in garnishes, grows 6 to 12 in. tall and wide, a...
Stems to 6 in. tall bear small yellow flowers that are mostly trumpet, with almost threadlike perianth...