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Berberis × stenophylla ‘Crawley Gem’

Barberry

Garden

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height2.4m to 2m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourOrange, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Berberis × stenophylla ‘Crawley Gem’ (Barberry). Produces orange flowers with red tips.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

A garden hybrid, B. darwinii. x B. empetrifolia

Interest and use

Hedging Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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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