Callicarpa Bodinieri Giraldii Profusion Beautyberry Purple Berries

Flora Friday: Beautyberry

What a beauty the Callicarpa Bodinieri is.  This shrub always catches my eye in winter as these purple berries pop in the grey winter sky.  A great pick for a Decemeber Flora Friday.

Callicarpa bodinieri var: giraldii 'Profusion' Beautyberry

Callicarpa bodinieri var: giraldii ‘Profusion’ Beautyberry

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  1. melanie watts
    melanie wattsDecember 18,09

    Beautiful colour.

  2. rebecca
    rebeccaDecember 19,09

    so pretty you blog is great it takes the reader right into the garden

  3. GetSoiled
    GetSoiledDecember 19,09

    Hi there,

    Love your blog and your pics!

    Did you know that Callicarpa Bodinieri leaves make for an excellent all natural mosquito repellent?

    I did learn that during a wild edibles walk I attended a few months ago here in Florida…amazing all the ‘hidden’ properties our native plants have, no? :)

  4. Kat
    KatDecember 21,09

    I love the color of Beautyberry. Even tried to grow it, but alas, it’s too warm.

  5. Dan
    DanDecember 24,09

    What a wonderful shot of the beautyberry! Happy Holidays.

  6. rebecca sweet
    rebecca sweetDecember 31,09

    Wow – lucky YOU for being able to grow such an awesome plant! I tried once, but like Kat said above, it’s too warm here. Otherwise my front garden would be packed with these beauties!! Happy New Year!

  7. Mike
    MikeJanuary 4,10

    Yeah that’s a very good picture. I have been thinking about growing beauty berry in my landscape, and now I just might. Besides the vibrant colors this plant provides in winter, its also a good food source for birds.

  8. Frances
    FrancesJanuary 5,10

    Hi Stevie, those are too wonderful! The color and yes, profusion of berries is so cheering to humans and wildlife alike. May you and yours have the best of years in 2010! :-)
    Frances

  9. Bethany
    BethanyJune 17,10

    Pretty picture, I am thinking about getting Beauty berry in my garden! Not because of how pretty it is but because it attracts birds and I love birds. I have a humming bird feeder I just put outside, I am waiting for the hummingbirds to come! Does anybody know how long it takes hummingbirds to go to your feeder or find it?

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