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Berberis sieboldii (Red-stemmed barberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berberis sieboldii

Other names

Red-stemmed barberry

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Species

B. sieboldii - B. sieboldii is a compact, deciduous shrub with dark, arching, spiny branches bearing lance-shaped, semi-glossy, light green leaves turning red and orange in autumn and, in spring, pendent racemes of small, cup-shaped, pale yellow flowers followed by glossy, bright red fruit.


Berberis sieboldii is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Compact

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset. Contact with spines may irritate skin.

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2. Trim hedges after flowering.

Propagation

Many species cross freely in gardens so seed-raised plants are often hybrids. Sow seed in a seedbed in early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Berberis sieboldii (Red-stemmed barberry) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil. Prefers neutral to acid conditions. Full sun will encourage the best fruiting but partial shade is tolerated.

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, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Berberis sieboldii

Other names

Red-stemmed barberry

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Species

B. sieboldii - B. sieboldii is a compact, deciduous shrub with dark, arching, spiny branches bearing lance-shaped, semi-glossy, light green leaves turning red and orange in autumn and, in spring, pendent racemes of small, cup-shaped, pale yellow flowers followed by glossy, bright red fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Compact

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset. Contact with spines may irritate skin.


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2. Trim hedges after flowering.

Propagation

Many species cross freely in gardens so seed-raised plants are often hybrids. Sow seed in a seedbed in early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berberis sieboldii (Red-stemmed barberry) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil. Prefers neutral to acid conditions. Full sun will encourage the best fruiting but partial shade is tolerated.

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, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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