Callicarpa bodinieri giraldii (Hesse ex Rehder) Rehder
Callicarpa bodinieri lyi (H.Lév.) Rehder
Callicarpa chinyunensis C.Pei & W.Z.Fang
Callicarpa grisea Hand.-Mazz.
Callicarpa inamoena C.Y.Wu
Callicarpa lyi H.Lév.
Callicarpa mairei H.Lév.
Callicarpa minutiflora Y.Y.Qian
Callicarpa qianyiyongii Li Bing Zhang
Callicarpa tenuiflora Li Bing Zhang & Yi F.Duan
Callicarpa giraldii is a shrub usually growing 1 - 3 metres tall, occasionally reaching 5 metres[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use.
E. Asia - southeast China.
Mixed forests; at elevations from 200 - 3,400 metres[
Callicarpa giraldii is native to the temperate and subtropical regions of southeastern China. It has a broad altitudinal range and, at its higher elevations of 3,000 metres or more, will experience cold winters with frost and snow.
Species in this genus generally require a sunny position or light dappled 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 leaf is astringent and haemostatic. It is used to treat conditions such as haematemesis and haematuria[
Seed - sow late winter in a greenhouse[
]. Only just cover the seed[
]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 18°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[