Gallery of Winter Berries

Portraits of
Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldi "Profusion"

   

Beautyberry

   

"Profusian" Beautyberry has the most striking
neon violet berries that show best after leaf-fall,
leaving only the berries contrasting its grey branches,
as shown on this December (2002) branch.

   

Beauty Berry

   

In early Autumn, as shown in the September (2003) portrait,
the fruits are green & thick upon the branches,
& the leaves have not yet begun to turn.

   

Beauty Berry

   

In October the green berries are turning a lovely purple hue,
but are still some while from the neon violet of winter.

   

Beauty Berry

   

The beauty berries have gained their signature coloration
in early November, & will transiently share the limbs
with green then yellow leaves; by November's end or sooner
the leaves will all have dropped leaving the startling image
of neon fruit on grey twigs.

   

Beauty Berry

   

Here we are back to December (2003). When at long last
the leaves turn brown, they soon thereafter drop to the ground,
leaving behind the striking neon-violet berries
to dominate grey branches for the whole of winter.

Read more about this shrub on the
Beautyberry page.

Continue to the Next Page of the Winter Berries Gallery.

   



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