Photo: Barberry

General description

This plant is a deciduous shrub originating from W China. It is notable for its striking fruit, flower clusters and glossy foliage. Spiny shrub. 

It's shape is described as arching. It grows to a height of 3m and 3m in width. It has oval foliage that is dark green. It produces flowers during early summer that are cup-shaped and yellow in colour. 

This hardy plant grows into a large and dominant plant. It is happy in most soil conditions. It requires a and well drained soil, preferring full sun, semi-shade, sun, and a position in a border or free standing. This plant is likely to need pruning.  It is susceptible to and should be protected from aphids and mildew.


1 - 200 cm