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Native alternative(s) for Berberis aquifolium 'Orange Flame':
Berberis canadensis Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Berberis bealei Mahonia bealei
Berberis repens Mahonia repens
Berberis eurybracteata 'Soft Caress' Form

'Orange Flame' Grape Holly Berberis aquifolium 'Orange Flame'

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Phonetic Spelling
BER-ber-is awk-wih-FOH-lee-um
Description

'Orange Flame' and 'Oregon Grape Holly' is a compact cultivar in the barberry family that has great winter interest for shady spots in the landscape.  It has copper-orange new leaves and dark green glossy mature leaves.  Flowers appear in the early spring with bright lemon yellow color.  Plant it in partial to full shade in moist, well-drained organically rich soils.  This plant needs to be protected from the wind and full sun. 

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Tags:
#heavy shade#perennial#orange leaves#deep shade#woody#security#deer resistant#copper leaves#spines#evergreen shrub#compact habit#border#hedge
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heavy shade#perennial#orange leaves#deep shade#woody#security#deer resistant#copper leaves#spines#evergreen shrub#compact habit#border#hedge
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Species:
    aquifolium
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Northern California
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Edibility:
    Fruits are edible
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Spines
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Showy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Plant more than one shrub for best fruit production.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Security
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns