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Callicarpa dichotoma

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Callicarpa dichotoma (Callicarpa dichotoma)

Shorter than the better known callicarpa bodinieri, this reaches about four feet with similar spread. Wonderful autumn colour and the characteristic lilac berries



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What a beautiful "bush"?. Absolutely love the colors. I live in Michigan, USA, Zone 5....Good or bad?

11 Jun, 2008

 

I think they will only take Zone 6

13 Jun, 2008

 

Very pretty in pink

21 Oct, 2008

 

That is a terrific photo of a lovely shrub...and ...alas...one more time, not hardy enough for my climate.

6 Jun, 2009

 

So delicate & pretty.

8 Oct, 2009

 

When I saw the thumbnail of this, I thought it was a Poinsettia??? lol

19 Oct, 2010

 

This is sooooooo lovely. I want to get one. I live in Glos. so would it be hardy enough. I ask because I lost many plants and shrubs to the frosts last winter. Would be much obliged for info.

24 Oct, 2011

 

Breda - it's supposed to take at least -20C so even Gloucestershire should suit it

24 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you so much Andrew, I will now order one and do you think now is a good time to plant one out?

24 Oct, 2011

 

Now is a very good time while the soil is still warm

24 Oct, 2011

 

I tried to order the Callicarpa Dichotoma Andrew but drew a blank. I also tried my local garden centres but no luck. Do you perhaps know where I could order one. Here's hoping, and thanks in advance...

29 Oct, 2011

 

Breda - go on to the RHS website, click on 'Plants' and use Plant Finder to find anyone stocking it. Last time I checked there were only five but one of them was in Gloucestershire

29 Oct, 2011

 

Will do. Thanks lots...

29 Oct, 2011

 

hi never seen this before lovley i want one can i have some more info please.

12 Mar, 2012

 

Shazza - this is a relative of callicarpa bodinieri, more usually seen in Garden Centres. It likes a sunny site, and grows about five feet tall by a similar spread. As you can see by the comments above, it is not widely available and you will need to track it down in a specialist nursery.

In previous years, we have had an online discussion about the autumn leaf colour as no reference books or articles mention it. Either I have an interesting variant or my soil is a little on the dry side, causing the effect.

13 Mar, 2012



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