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botanical name:
Berberis valdiviana
Berberis valdiviana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Barberry
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.50m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: golden
fruit colour: purple
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Attractive large, thorny, evergreen. Ovate to oblong, glossy dark-green leaves, paler underneath, up to 85mm long. Dense drooping racemes of golden yellow flowers in late spring, followed later by ovoid purplish berries.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Needs a fairly mild location, not suited to cold areas.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings. Difficult to propagate.

usage:
Can be used for hedging.

other notes:
Unusual and scarce, but very desirable.
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