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Berberis buxifolia - 'Nana' (Berberis)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Berberis buxifolia - Cultivation Notes

Berberis will tolerate most soil types if well drained. Plant in sun / partial shade, it makes a fantastic vandal proof hedge. Trim to shape after flowering.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Berberis buxifolia:
  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
Weaknesses of Berberis buxifolia
  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
Design & Plant Use for Berberis buxifolia:
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location


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Berberis  buxifolia - 'Nana' (Berberis)

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