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botanical name:
Berberis actinacantha
Berberis actinacantha © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: buff
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Prickly evergreen with alternate, stiff leathery, spiny, mid to greyish green leaves about 25mm long. Fragrant small yellow flowers in late spring, later followed by small blue-black berries.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed or by cuttings.

other notes:
From Chile. Rare in cultivation.
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