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Native alternative(s) for Berberis jamesiana:
Berberis canadensis Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Crataegus phaenopyrum Crataegus phaenopyrum
Crataegus mollis Crataegus mollis
Ilex decidua Ilex decidua

Berberis jamesiana

Phonetic Spelling
BUR-bur-is james-ee-AN-uh
Description

James Barberry is a deciduous multi-stemmed shrub in the barberry family native to China and Tibet.   with incredibly showy red fruits.  It is resistant to damage by deer.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#perennial#showy fruits#deer resistant#spines#red fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#perennial#showy fruits#deer resistant#spines#red fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Species:
    jamesiana
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China and Tibet
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Appendage:
    Spines
  • 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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Pink
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Bright red to salmon-pink globose fruits in very showy clusters resemble currents.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Tiny yellow flowers in panicles mid to late spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Olive green simple, alternate
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Security
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Spines/Thorns