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Berberis 'Georgei' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Orange and Red in Autumn

Fruit

Dark Red in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

barberry 'Georgei'

Family

Berberidaceae


Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries

'Georgei' is a deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing toothed, elliptic leaves which colour well in autumn. Pendent racemes of small yellow flowers in late spring are followed by deep red berries

Synonym(s)

  • Berberis gagnepainii 'Georgeii'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk, Clay or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Hedging/Screens or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews