Callicarpa pedunculata – Velvet Leaf

This highly ornamental small to medium shrub makes a great plant for a variety of uses, reaching up to 2m with dense soft green foliage, the flowers and brightly coloured fruits add to its appeal. Flowers through Summer with cascades of purple, pink and white flowers, followed by clusters of purple fruits. Great for attracting wildlife and pollinators, the dense habit provides protection for small birds, and the abundant fruit are an appealing food source for birds and other wildlife.

Scientific Name:Callicarpa pedunculata
Common Name:Velvet Leaf
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink, Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants