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Berberis candidula

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Description

Berberis candidula is good for rock gardens and can be used as ground cover. This plant is easy to transplant and withstands severe pruning. Its grows low to the ground and is dense. The arching ridge stems create a  hemispherical shape. This plant has medium to fine texture and prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Seed: Berry
 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#sun#yellow#full sun#partial shade#early summer#shrub#yellow flowers#red leaves#fall interest#berries#easy to transplant#transplant#summer flowers#deer damage#deer resistant#rock garden#severe pruning#purple berries#pruning#groundcover#fall fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#sun#yellow#full sun#partial shade#early summer#shrub#yellow flowers#red leaves#fall interest#berries#easy to transplant#transplant#summer flowers#deer damage#deer resistant#rock garden#severe pruning#purple berries#pruning#groundcover#fall fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Species:
    candidula
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    seldom damaged by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has 0.5-in., purplish berry in early fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 0.5-in., bright yellow flowers on long pedicel in early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Plant has alternate, simple, lustrous, and dark green leaves that are 1-2 in. long with leathery, spined margins. The edges of leaf are recurved under and may develop red tinge in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer