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Berberis wallichiana

Barberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen to pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Berberis wallichiana (Barberry). This species is an evergreen shrub; the leaves are lance-shaped and glossy green. The flowers are produced in clustered spikes in late spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Africa, S America

Interest and use

Grown for the rounded to cup-shaped flowers and for their fruits. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in early spring, or by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids or powdery mildew.

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