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Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen' (Barberry 'Amstelveen' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen'

Other names

Barberry 'Amstelveen'

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Amstelveen' _ 'Amstelveen' is a vigorous, spreading, evergreen shrub with arching, spiny shoots bearing glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, grey-white beneath. Clusters of yellow flowers in spring are followed by ovoid, blue-glaucous, black fruit.


Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Compact, Dense, Spreading

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation

Seedlings may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen' (Barberry 'Amstelveen' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, except waterlogged, in a sunny position for best fruiting.

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 x frikartii 'Amstelveen'

Other names

Barberry 'Amstelveen'

Genus

Berberis Berberis

Variety or Cultivar

'Amstelveen' _ 'Amstelveen' is a vigorous, spreading, evergreen shrub with arching, spiny shoots bearing glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, grey-white beneath. Clusters of yellow flowers in spring are followed by ovoid, blue-glaucous, black fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Compact, Dense, Spreading

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation

Seedlings may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen' (Barberry 'Amstelveen' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, except waterlogged, in a sunny position for best fruiting.

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

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