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botanical name:
Berberis thunbergii 'Diabolicum'
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common name:  Barberry
synonyms:  Berberis thunbergii 'Diabolic'
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: red & yellow
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Deciduous, bushy shrub with spiny stems and golden yellow leaves thinly margined and sometimes flushed with red, particularly on the new growth in spring. Racemes of small, red- tinged, pale yellow flowers in mid spring, followed by red berries in autumn.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Best in a sheltered position.

propagation:
From cuttings

other notes:
Introduced by Jean-Pierre Hennebelle, France

The name 'Diabolicum' is in general use by the trade, but may be invalid and should probably be replaced by 'Diabolic'.

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