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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BERBERIS valdiviana

£35.00 each 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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