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|
|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 Features:||Decorative fruit, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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