The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Where are my callicarpa berries?


By Frances

United Kingdom Gb

I have a callicarpa giraldi profsion which had masses of flowers in spring but now has 19 measly purple berries. It was lovely in the garden centre - what am I doing wrong? Does it need a mate?

On plant Callicarpa



Yes, most likely. They are often planted in pairs to ensure plenty of berries

2 Nov, 2008


Hi Frances,
It was too cold for the pollen to set in the spring.

2 Nov, 2008


Although this callicarpa is self fertile, it always does better when there is more than one around. If you want more berries, either you need to plant another or persuade a neighbour to plant one

2 Nov, 2008

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Callicarpa dichotoma (Callicarpa dichotoma)
  • Fall is just around the corner, so says my beauty berry,it is at it's peak (Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'    beautyberry)
  • Callicarpa dichotoma (autumn foliage) - 2010 (Callicarpa dichotoma)
  • Callicarpa Bodnieri Giraldii Berries (Callicarpa Bodnieri Giraldii)

Related products


Related questions

Not found an answer?