Scientific Name: Berberis julianae
Common Name: wintergreen barberry
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Security/barrier
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Obovate, Pectinate, Serrate, Spinose
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Berry (true), Blue, Black, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Large prickly evergreen shrub 1-3m tall; leaves commonly 3 per node, elliptic to oblanceolate, 3-10cm long x 1-3cm wide, margins spinose with 10-20 points, glabrous, petiole 1-4mm long; 3-pointed spiny stipules 1-4cm long at each node; flowers about 7 mm wide, yellow, in clusters of 10-25 at nodes in Mar; berries blue-black, oblong, about 7mm long x 4mm wide.