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Mentor Barberry Berberis x mentorensis

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ber-BER-is BY men-tor-EN-sis
Description

This plant is seldom damaged by deer and is drought and heat tolerant. It can be used as a good screen or barrier plant. This plant has thorny stems, is dependable and very adaptable.

 

Seed: Berry

 

 

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Tags:
#thorns#evergreen#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennial#shrub#yellow flowers#spring flowers#barrier#playground#deer browsing plant#deer resistant#children's garden#spring interest#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#thorns#evergreen#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennial#shrub#yellow flowers#spring flowers#barrier#playground#deer browsing plant#deer resistant#children's garden#spring interest#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Play Value:
    Textural
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    seldom damaged by deer and is drought and heat tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • 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
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    This plant sometimes produces red fruit (berry).
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    This plant has yellow flowers in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate, simple, leathery, and dark green leaves that are 1-2 inches long. The stems are usually three-spined and thorny. Leaves turn a yellow, orange, and red fall color. This plant holds leaves into late fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Scaly
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    The stems are thorny and usually three-spined.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Erosion
    Heat
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns