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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
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.

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

From seed or cuttings. Difficult to propagate.

Can be used for hedging.

other notes:
Unusual and scarce, but very desirable.

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