kal-i-KAR-pa bo-din-i-ER-i (bo-din-ee-E-ree)
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub, grows to 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m), somewhat less in width, upright, bushy.
Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 5-12 cm long, acuminate tip, margin toothed
(denticulate or dentate), blue-green above, pubescent below, especially on veins, often exhibits a purple
cast in fall. Purplish flowers are followed by bright violet-purple fruit (3 mm).
- Full sun for best heavy fruiting.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to central and western China.
'Profusion' is the most common cultivar, it has an upright habit (can be pruned to from a rounded, dense habit)
, bronze new growth, pale pink flowers, dark violet fruit.
- bodinieri: after Emile Marie Bodinieri (1842-1901), a French missionary who collected plants in China.