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Berberis sargentiana

Barberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Berberis sargentiana (Barberry). This upright evergreen shrub will produced dark green, narrowly elliptic to oblong glossy leaves. The green-yellow flowers are produced in clusters in the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Hedging Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in any soil except waterlogged soil. Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

You should propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, and the deciduous hybrids and cultivars can be propagated by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew may be troublesome.

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