Berberis replicata
Common name: 
Evergreen Barberry
Pronunciation: 
BER-ber-is rep-li-KA-ta
Family: 
Berberidaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, to 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) tall, arching branches, twigs yellowish and glabrous, 3-parted spines (thorns) to 1.5 cm.  Leaves alternate, simple, narrow lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, wavy, serrate on apical portion, margin turned under (revolute), dull, dark green above and gray-white below, new growth reddish.    Flowers pale yellow, about 10 per cluster; blooms in late spring.  Fruit oblong, to 1 cm, red then ripening to purple-black (fall).
  • Sun to part shade.  Well-drained soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Native to China, western Yunnan.
  • replicata: turned or folded back on itself, a reference to the revolute leaf margin.
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  • plant habit, winter

    plant habit, winter

  • leaves and spines

    leaves and spines

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    flowers and leaves