Callicarpa dielsii (H.Lév.) C.Pei
Callicarpa lasiantha Lem.
Callicarpa panduriformis H.Lév.
Callicarpa purpurea Lem.
Callicarpa sessilifolia Wall. ex Walp.
Callicarpa tenuiflora Champ. ex Benth.
Viburnum dielsii H.Lév.
Callicarpa rubella is a shrub growing around 2 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens, where it is valued especially for its colourful fruits.
E. Asia - southeast China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Thickets or mixed forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; at elevations from 100 - 3,500 metres[
Callicarpa rubella is native from the warm temperate regions of southern China and through the tropics of southeast Asia. It is also found at elevations up to 3,500 metres. Careful selection of provenance should find forms able to withstand at least moderately cold winters.
Requires 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[
A decoction of the leaf, combined with Thuja orientalis, is used to treat haematemesis[
The freshly mashed leaf is applied as a poultice on swellings, boils, fractures etc[
A decoction of the root is used to treat irregular menstruation[
]. Combined with Artemisis anamala, it is used to treat rheumatic fever, paralysis[
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[