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BERBERIS THUMBERGII 'ATROPURPUREA'

JAPANESE BARBERRY

Use/Puropose:
Wild Hedges, Shorn Hedges, Grouping plants  
Family Name:
Berberidaceae (češminovke)  
Plant group:
Evergreen shrubs  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
Japan and Eastern Asia.  
Fruits:
Fruits are showy and red coloured berries.  
Leaves:
It typically grows to 3.5 cm. Leaves are ususally coloured into attractive orange, yellow and red casts.  
Roots:
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Flowers:
Little yelowish flowers.  
Habitat:
Berberis thunbergii is shade tolerant, and adapts to a variety of habitats ranging from closed canopy forests, to woodlands, wetlands, pastures and meadows.  
Reproduction:
With seeds and cuttings.  
Stem:
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Bloom period:
April  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Dry  
Location:
Sunny  
Ground-Ph:
Neutral  

Specific features

Berberis can be a deciduous or evergreen shrub with thorns. Leaves are often spine-toothed or sharp-edged. It may have small yellow or orange flowers, followed by fiery red berries.

Decorative useful value

Japanese barberry forms an excellent thorny hedge. It looks attractive when planted in groups or as a specimen. The fruits are also very nice, they look like little red balls.