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(Berberidaceae)

Berberis virescens - WJC13689

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Description:
Only forming small spiny shrubs with a relatively compact habit, clothed in glabrous dark green leaves which are glaucous beneath. Held on upright to arching stems, where we found this species, growing in eastern Himalayas in the autumn of 2013 at 3200m. Bearing clusters of yellow flowers in the upper leaf axils which are followed by pear-shaped, red pendant berries. A noticeable feature of this species is the brilliant red young stems which are born over the branch's first winter. This can be encouraged by pruning some branches hard to encourage the red stems. Easily grown in any fertile soil in sun or part shade.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Berberidaceae) Berberis virescens WJC13689
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Yellow Spring, summer small
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Normal Part shade, Sun Deciduous autumn colour Sikkim
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No ORNAMENTAL fruit
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