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Berberis verruculosa ☼ full sun/ partial shade ❅hardy ★ award ✿evergreen


Berberis verruculosa ☼ full sun/ partial shade ❅hardy ★ award ✿evergreen  (Berberis verruculosa)

Preferred common namewarted barberry
FamilyBerberidaceae
CharacteristicsPlant type
Shrub

Habit
Bushy

Toxicity
Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

ResilienceHardiness
H4 (hardy)
ColourFlower
Yellow in Spring

Foliage
White and Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit
Black and Blue in Autumn

SizeUltimate height
1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread
1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries

B. verruculosa is a medium-sized, spiny, rather slow-growing evergreen shrub with oval leaves, dark shiny green above, white beneath. Solitary yellow flowers 2cm across are followed by blue-black berries

Suppliers
Suppliers listed in RHS Plant Finder

Awards
Award of Garden Merit
How to growSunlight
Full sun Part shade Aspect
North-facing, South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Cultivation
Grows in any soil except waterlogged. A sunny position will encourage fruiting
Soil
Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Clay, Chalk, Sand or Loam
Propagation
Propagate by seed or from semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance, Hedging/Screens, Banks and Slopes, Coastal or Cottage/Informal Garden

How to carePruning
Pruning group 8

Pests
Generally pest free
Diseases
May be infected by powdery mildews



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I love all the Dogwoods :o)

7 Feb, 2013

 

Sorry have just realised that the picture is of the Berberis! Sorry Paul! But I do love the Dogwoods!

7 Feb, 2013

 

No worries Tracey at all :))) The cornus are lovely in the sunshine :))

7 Feb, 2013

 

Me too lovely stems.....

7 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks DD - I put a few together for reds and yellow for winter :))

8 Feb, 2013

 

Good thinking Paul...

10 Feb, 2013

 

:)) going to cut cornus down in summer slightly so it doesn't hide garden too much

10 Feb, 2013



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