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How do you prune Callicarpa?

How do you prune Callicarpa?

Pruning Callicarpa, the candy tree

  1. Wait for the end of winter to reduce or balance out the branches.
  2. Prune the sprigs grown during the previous year back to about 4 inches (10 cm) from where they split from their structural branch.
  3. Eliminate weakened or dead branches.

How do you prune beautyberries in Florida?

Leave a “natural look” to it by branch trimming occasionally for shape and size (rather than shearing with hedge trimmers). You can also do a hard pruning in early spring (late March). What is this? Not choosy about water, beautyberry is considered moderately drought-tolerant once established.

When should Callicarpa be cut back?

You can treat this shrub either by pruning it to 12 inches from the soil in early spring (before new growth starts in your part of Vermont) or by leaving it unpruned if you have room for a tall, woody shrub. If you prune it back to 12 inches each spring, you will encourage it to be a denser and shorter plant.

When Should beauty berries be pruned?

It’s best to prune American beautyberry shrubs in late winter or very early spring. There are two methods of pruning. The simplest is to cut the entire shrub back to 6 inches (15 cm.) above the ground.

How do you take care of Callicarpa?

During the first season of growth you should water your Callicarpa regularly and thoroughly. A balanced, liquid fertiliser should be applied lightly every month to ensure optimum health and growth. Prune back the stems in the early spring to leave a framework that should aid in the shaping of your plant.

When should a beauty bush be pruned?

Prune these spring flowering shrubs soon after they have bloomed. Top prune the plant to improve the shape and reduce its size, but be careful not remove more than 30% of the top growth. Some summer pruning can also be done on particularly vigorous plants, but not after mid-July.

How do you care for Callicarpa?

Why does my Callicarpa have no berries?

The shrub may temporarily defoliate and lose developing fruit during periods of prolonged summer drought. Callicarpa bloom on new wood (new growth from the current year) and if they are pruned hard in early summer and then a drought caused them to go dormant, they may not bloom.

How big does a Callicarpa grow?

About Callicarpa You should expect Callicarpa to grow to an approximate height and spread of 1.8m (6′).

How do you prune Callicarpa dichotoma in Alabama?

Prune stems back to 6 in. (15 cm) in late winter to early spring to encourage compactness and flowering Callicarpa dichotoma species is invasive in Alabama. As an alternative, use Callicarpa americana (American Beautyberry)

What is Callicarpa dichotoma?

Callicarpa (Beautyberry) is a genus of about 140 species of shrubs grown primarily for their shiny purple berries rather than for foliage or flowers, and the best of them are very attractive plants that can bring a distinctive look to late summer. We have found a selection of C. dichotoma, a fine Korean species, to be most garden worthy.

Is Callicarpa a drought tolerant plant?

Plants prefer full sun and tolerate partial shade, and average, well-drained soil. Once established, Callicarpa is drought tolerant. No serious pest or disease problems.

Where does Callicarpa come from?

It is a native of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The genus, Callicarpa, is Greek and means beautiful fruit. The species, dichotoma, means forked in pairs.

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