Berberis julianae
Common name: 
Wintergreen Barberry
Pronunciation: 
BER-ber-is ju-le-A-na
Family: 
Bereridaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, 6-10 ft (2-3 m), dense branches with "lethal" three-parted spines.  Leaves alternate but often 5 per node, narrow, 5-8 cm long x 0.8-1.3 cm wide, leathery, spiny-serrate, lustrous dark green and wrinkled above, much paler below.  Some leaves turn red before dropping in fall.  Abundant yellow flowers in spring.  Bluish-black oval fruits, 8 mm long.
  • Sun or partial shade.  Very adaptable.  Excellent barrier hedge, impenetrable.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5, hardiest of evergreen barberries.      Native to Central China
  • julianae: Juliana, named by Camillo (Karl) Schneider after his wife.
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