Berberis candidula C.K.Schneid.
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Berberis candidula is a shrub.
Berberis candidula was described by Camillo Karl Schneider. The name is considered as validly published.
Berberis candidula is a species in the genus Berberis which contains approximately 595 to 798 species and belongs to the family of the Berberidaceae (Barberry Family). The type species of the genus is Berberis vulgaris.
The shrubs are comparatively slow-growing and reach heights of 80 to 120 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 0.8 to 1.5 metres.
Wood and Bark
The bark is thorny.
Berberis candidula is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic and sessile with denticulate margins and reticulate venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Berberis candidula produces solitary pendant, yellow cup-shaped flowers in May. The plants flower on older shoots.
The shrubs carry purple berries.
The plants form shallow roots.
Berberis candidula is native to West China.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay or loamy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- high: city climate
Suited for moorland gardens, rockeries, free-growing low hedges and for low cut hedges, as well as suited as cemetery plant, container plant and as greenery along roads.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.