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Scientific Name: Berberis spp.1
Pronunciation: BUR-bur-iss
Common Name: barberry (GAZW)
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves obovate, most about 3 cm long x 1.5 cm wide, margins with 11-15 spines.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Filler, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Security/barrier, Woodland margin
Additional Info: This plant may have id as B. verruculosa but it is not glaucous on the underside.
barberry (GAZW)
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Prickly
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute, Aristate
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Spinose

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: May

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Blue, Black
Fruiting Time: Sep

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Stipule, pointy spines

Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZW) GAZebo West : q.3 - all cv. William Penn ?
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