Berberis julianae/Wintergreen Barberry

Berberis julianae / Berberis julianae
New spring growth and flower buds
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New spring growth and flower buds

Summer foliage


Foliage showing spines on margins of leaves

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Summer foliage

Young plant

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Form of relatively young plant

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Scientific Name: Berberis julianae
Common Name: Wintergreen Barberry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The most hardy of the evergreen barberries. Makes a good barrier plant bacause it has rather large thorns. Barberries require well drained soil and full sunlight. Remove old canes periodically to rejuvenate old plants.