Berberis candidula

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Berberis candidula C.K.Schneid.

Berberidaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Berberidales

Berberis candidula is a shrub.

Naming

Berberis candidula was described by Camillo Karl Schneider. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Berberis candidula - inflorescence

Growth

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.

Leaves

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.

Root System

The plants form shallow roots.

Distribution

Berberis candidula is native to West China.

Cultivation

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 -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • high: city climate

Uses

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

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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