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Scientific Name: Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Nugget'
Pronunciation: BUR-bur-iss THOON-burg-ee-eye
Common Name: Golden Nugget Japanese barberry
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Deciduous barberry with bright yellow-green simple ovate, entire leaves to 2 cm long. Winter ID: unbranched spiny stipules.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: Garden origin (Japan)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Hedge row, Security/barrier, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google
Golden Nugget Japanese barberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Aristate, Obtuse, Rounded
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:6
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Additional Info: The 6 sepals are also yellow; 2 to 5 florets; umbel-like

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Brown
Organ Modifications: Stipule, pointy spines

Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant
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