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Berberis × stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' 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

Orange and Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Black and Dark Blue in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

golden barberry 'Corallina Compacta'

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

'Corallina Compacta' is a spiny dwarf evergreen shrub of rounded habit, with stiff, narrow, dark green leaves and rich orange-yellow flowers opening from reddish buds, and followed by blue-black berries

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. Superb for hedging

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 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews