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Berberis candidula

Common Name(s):
Paleleaf barberry
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Good for rock gardens; can be used as ground cover; easy to transplant; withstands severe pruning; this plant is seldom damaged by deer

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Berry

Height:
2-4 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 1-2 in. long; leathery, spined margins; edges of leaf are recurved under; may develop red tinge in winter
Flower:
.5-in., bright yellow flowers on long pedicel in early summer; .5-in., purplish berry in early fall
Zones:
6 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Low growing, dense, hemispherical shape with arching ridge stems
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
play, playground, deer resistant, children’s garden, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1414

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