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Berberis valdiviana

Barberry

Location:

The South Border

Description:

A bushy plant that reaches on average 20-60 centimetres (7.9-24 in) of height, with a maximum of 70 centimetres (28 in). The stem is hairy, erect and unbranched with dark green leaves and small purple-reddish funnel-shaped flowers which turn to deep blue from April to June. This species is widespread in British Isles, central Europe up to South Russia and in Mediterranean countries from Spain to the eastern Turkey.

Site and Care:

Grow in full sun or part shade in any kind of well-drained soil.Formative pruning can take place.Propagate by semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings.