Berberis julianae Schneid.
Berberidaceae
Berberis julianae (29081 Bytes)
Evergreen shrub up to 3 m. Twigs angular, yellowish-brown with a sharp triple spine at the nodes. Leaves tough, elliptic to oblanceolate, spiny-toothed, dark glossy green above, paler beneath, 3-10 cm long, 1-2 cm wide. The leaves clustered at the leaf axil, are turning bright red in autumn. Yellow flowers about 8-10 mm wide, in fascicle on a slender reddish pedicel. Flowering from March to April. Fruit oblong, bluish black and bloomy. Very frost hardy.

Home: Central China

Other views: Flowers, Autumn foliage

Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay

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