Scientific Name: Berberis verruculosa
Common Name: warty barberry
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Filler, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Security/barrier, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Prickly, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Spinose
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Apr-May-Sep
Fruit: Berry (true), Violet, Black, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Evergreen shrub to 1.5m tall with arching habit; leaves alternate, elliptic-obovate, most blades 1-2cm long x 7-10mm wide, glossy green on top, grey/silver on bottom, margins spinose with 3-4 spines per side; branches are stiffly arching and have spines with 3 or 5 points, up to 1.5cm long.