Callicarpa pedunculata which has the common name Velvet Leaf is part of the Verbenaceae family.
If you have ever wondered how to grow Callicarpa pedunculata then look no further. Velvet Leaf are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Callicarpa pedunculata in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.
How big can Callicarpa pedunculata grow?
Callicarpa pedunculata Velvet Leaf can grow to a height between 1 ~ 3 metre and grow to a width of 0.5 ~ 2 metres. Make sure that you have the right amount of space for your Velvet Leaf in your chosen planting location.
What colour flowers do Callicarpa pedunculata have?
Callicarpa pedunculata Velvet Leaf have wonderful flowers which can be white, pink, purple, mauve. Velvet Leaf will flower during summer.
Where should you plant Callicarpa pedunculata?
Velvet Leaf thrive in a sunny, light shade location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance garden, cottage garden, flower garden. They thrive in the following climate zones sub-tropical, warm temperate, cool temperate, mediterranean.
Velvet Leaf can be planted in a variety of soil types such as sandy, clay, loamy, sandy loam, clay loam, potting mix, poor soil. They can handle a variety of Ph level including acid, neutral, alkaline. Velvet Leaf likes it’s soil soil moisture levels to be well-drained, needs regular watering.”
Are Callicarpa pedunculata perennial?
Yes, Callicarpa pedunculata Velvet Leaf are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.
Are Callicarpa pedunculata frost tolerant?
Yes, Callicarpa pedunculata not frost tolerant.
How to propagate Callicarpa pedunculata
The best way to propagate Callicarpa pedunculata is by cuttings or from the fruits.
What are Callicarpa pedunculata used for?
Callicarpa pedunculata Velvet Leaf can be used as a feature plant, screen, border plant, attractive foliage. Other special uses for Callicarpa pedunculata Velvet Leaf include being used decorative fruit, honey producing plant, bird nesting plant, pollution tolerant, fast growing. Velvet Leaf are great at attracting wildlife such as bees, seed eating birds, butterflies, other insects.
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