BERBERIDOPSIS corallina

Commonly known as Coral plant

Woody climber from moist woodland in Chile. Coral-red flowers.
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BERBERIDOPSIS corallina

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022

 

  • Evergreen
    Heart-shaped, dark-green leaves, 10cm (4in) long, glaucous beneath. Small marginal spines.
  • Red
    Coral red
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Climber Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Weakly twining climber. Spherical flowers are 1.5cm (½in) across on stalks 5cm (2in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
    North-facing wall or into a tree
  • Partial shade
    Sheltered site
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - prune only if essential
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    Chile
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - pendent, terminal racemes and in 2- or 3-flowered clusters from the upper leaf axils
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil - humus-rich, well drained
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