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Berberis valdiviana (Berberis valdiviana)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berberis valdiviana

Other names

Berberis valdiviana

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Species

B. valdiviana - B. valdiviana is a borderline hardy, upright, rounded, nearly thornless, evergreen shrub with pointed, elliptic to oblong, dark green leaves and drooping racemes of yellow-orange flowers in mid- to late spring followed by purple fruit.


Berberis valdiviana is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Flower

Yellow-orange in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

This plant needs little regular pruning. However, to renovate old plants, remove the oldest stems at the base and cut back all branches to healthy young shoots in late winter.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Berberis valdiviana (Berberis valdiviana) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil except waterlogged in partial shade. Tolerates full sun but partial shade is best to avoid sun scorch. Protect from hard frost and cold, drying winds.

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

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Berberis valdiviana

Other names

Berberis valdiviana

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Species

B. valdiviana - B. valdiviana is a borderline hardy, upright, rounded, nearly thornless, evergreen shrub with pointed, elliptic to oblong, dark green leaves and drooping racemes of yellow-orange flowers in mid- to late spring followed by purple fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded, Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-orange in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

This plant needs little regular pruning. However, to renovate old plants, remove the oldest stems at the base and cut back all branches to healthy young shoots in late winter.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berberis valdiviana (Berberis valdiviana) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in any well-drained soil except waterlogged in partial shade. Tolerates full sun but partial shade is best to avoid sun scorch. Protect from hard frost and cold, drying winds.

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

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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