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Berberis X stenophylla (Berberis)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Berberis X stenophylla Description

This evergreen medium sized shrub is prized for its graceful arching habit and display of orange - yellow spring blossom. Ideal as informal hedge or screen at rear of bed. 3m tall x 2.5m wide.


Berberis X stenophylla - Cultivation Notes

Berberis will flourish in most well drained soils, tolerating all but the poorest of soils. Plant in full sun for best foliage and flowering. Berberis is fully hardy - tolerating exposed locations. Prune to shape in spring - removing older wood to base.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Berberis X stenophylla:

  • Scented blossom
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Berberis X stenophylla

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Berberis X stenophylla:

  • Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen shrub suitable suitable for training up a wall
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Berbaris, Berberas, Barberis, Burbaris, Burberis

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