Callicarpa feddei H.LÃ©v.
Callicarpa giraldiana Hesse
Callicarpa giraldiana rosthornii (Diels) Rehder
Callicarpa giraldiana subcanescens Rehder
Callicarpa glandulosa H.R.Fletcher
Callicarpa longifolia rosthornii Diels
Callicarpa seguinii H.LÃ©v.
Callicarpa tonkinensis Dop
Callicarpa tsiangii Moldenke
Callicarpa bodinieri is a deciduous shrub with upright, slender branches; it can grow around 2 - 3 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use. It is commonly grown s an ornamental in gardens, valued especially for its coloured fruit.
E. Asia - southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Mixed forests, often on mountain slopes; at elevations from 200 - 2,300 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade[
, 352[. The best flowering and fruiti set comes from plants grown in full sun. Stems can become leggy in too much shade[
]. Prefers a highly fertile well-drained loamy soil[
Requires cross-pollination for good fruit production[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
The plant flowers and fruits on the current season's growth and so any pruning is best done whilst the plant is dormant[
The plant is emmenagogue[
]. It is used in the treatment of blennorhoea, children's flu[
A decoction of the leaf is used to treat haematemesis[
A poultice of the fresh, mashed leaves is applied to bruises and traumatic bleeding[
A decoction of the leaf and root is used to treat haematuria[
Seed - sow late winter in a greenhouse[
]. Only just cover the seed[
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18Â°c[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10cm long, mid summer in a frame. High percentage[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth with a heel[
] taken in early spring[