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BERBERIS valdiviana

Commonly known as Barberry

A wonderful species with long drooping racemes of saffron-yellow flowers and large leathery spineless leaves
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£35.00 each 

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - polished leaves, deep green above, light green beneath
  • Yellow
  • Height - 4.5m (15ft)
  • Spread - 4.5m (15ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub with smooth, brown shoots. Thorns are few or absent. Flowers are follwed by light blue-glaucous black fruit 6mm (¼in) across
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - slow grower
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Chile.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - to 5cm (2in) long of 12-25 spherical flowers 5mm (¼in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Woodland garden
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - if well-drained
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
4.5m (15ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4.5m (15ft)

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