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.

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