Berberis buxifolia 'Nana'
Common name: 
Dwarf Magellan Barberry
Dwarf Box-leafed Barberry
Pronunciation: 
BER-ber-is buks-i-FO-lee-a
Family: 
Berberidacae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, slow growing, 2 ft (0.5 m) tall, dense, mounding habit, small thorns, 3-parted or simple.  Leaves simple, alternate, 1-2.5 cm long, prickly tip, otherwise entire.  Flowers yellow-orange.  Fruit purple-blue.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6) 7      Native to southern Chile, Argentina.
  • Some disorder in Corvallis, presumably a disease, causes entire shoots to brown and die.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • branches, flowering

    branches, flowering

  • leaves and flowers

    leaves and flowers

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    flowering branches, comparison

  • leaves and thorns, comparison

    leaves and thorns, comparison