Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ''Profusion'' before, really is a splendid
plant, at its best in the autumn.
It is a deciduous shrub, growing slowly to an ultimate height of around 10 feet. The leaves turn beautiful autumn colours of pale yellow and varying shades of
pink, with deep pink veins. Not only that, but the plant also bears clusters of beautiful purple berries all along the stem, which persist for a long time
after leaf-fall, being generally unattractive to birds. What more could you ask from a plant? It's best to buy this in the autumn, when you can see the
berries, as there are some inferior clones sold as this plant, whose berries are sparse and small, with poor colouring.