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Scientific Name: Berberis buxifolia
Pronunciation: BUR-bur-iss buks-ih-FOH-lee-uh
Common Name: box leaf barberry, dwarf Magellan barberry
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Shrub dense, mounding, evergreen; three pointed spine at nodes; leaves about 2 cm long, dark green, obovate, single spine at tip; flowers yellow, April-May.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Dense
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin, South America (southern Chile, Argentina)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Filler, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Rock garden, Security/barrier, Sheared hedge, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google. Most images are of B. 'Nana' (dwarf form).
box leaf barberry, dwarf Magellan barberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Pinnate venation, Prickly
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Aristate, Mucronate, Obtuse
Bases: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers paired
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:6
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: The 6 sepals are also yellow

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Violet, Dark-red
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Showy

Bark Morphology: Smooth, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Tan, Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Organ Modifications: Stipule, pointy spines

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Other:Prune back hard to maintain small size.
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Root rot, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
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