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Berberis gagnepainii (Gagnepain's barberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berberis gagnepainii

Other names

Gagnepain's barberry

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Species

B. gagnepainii - B. gagnepainii is a rounded, spiny, evergreen shrub with lance-shaped to elliptic, toothed, dark green leaves and clusters of bright yellow flowers blooming along the branches in late spring and early summer. Flowers are followed by oblong to ovoid, blue-black fruit.


Berberis gagnepainii is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring; Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies Sawflies

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Berberis gagnepainii (Gagnepain's barberry) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Berberis gagnepainii

Other names

Gagnepain's barberry

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Species

B. gagnepainii - B. gagnepainii is a rounded, spiny, evergreen shrub with lance-shaped to elliptic, toothed, dark green leaves and clusters of bright yellow flowers blooming along the branches in late spring and early summer. Flowers are followed by oblong to ovoid, blue-black fruit.

Native to

China

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring; Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Sawflies

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berberis gagnepainii (Gagnepain's barberry) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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