Berberidopsis corallina

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Berberidopsis corallina Hook.f.

Flacourtiaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: berry

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Violales

Berberidopsis corallina is a climber.

Naming

Berberidopsis corallina was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1862. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Berberidopsis corallina is a species in the genus Berberidopsis which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 4 to 5 metres.

Leaves

Berberidopsis corallina is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate, spiny and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Berberidopsis corallina produces racemes of dark-red cup-shaped flowers from July to September.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Berberidopsis corallina is native to Chile.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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