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Callicarpa bodinieri in a pot?

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can you grow Callicarpa bodinieri, in a pot


On plant Callicarpa bodinieri


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Hi Bulldoglady. Apparently to get the beautiful berries in any number you have to grow several plants together. As each individual plant can grow to about 8 feet (2.5 metres) across by about 10 feet high, there could be problems. The exception is the cultivar 'Profusion' which will fruit grown as a solo plant but still grows to this size.

I always say that you can grow any plant in a pot as long as the pot is big enough and correct feeding is followed but this one would (as you can see) require a pot at least the size of a galvanized dustbin. That being said, growing it in a smaller pot would probably limit its size but whether you would then get it to fruit I just don't know. Somebody else may be able to tell you but I doubt if any one here has actually tried it.

My initial answer would be 'Can you grow it in a pot?' - 'Yes.' 'Can you grow it to its full potential in a pot?' - 'Doubtful.' And I am well known as an optimist.

John.

31 Oct, 2008

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