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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Hardy trees and shrubs for special environmental conditions

Berberis
Berberidaceae

Berberis amurenis Maxim. - Barberry

Far East (Ussuriskiy region), Japan and China. In clearings, in rocky places.

Shrub 3.5 m, with erect stems. Leaves oblong, 10-12 cm long, densely spinulose-toothed. Flowers yellow, in long drooping racemes. Attractive when displaying its coral-red ellipsoid fruits. Very ornamental. Cold, frost and heat resistant. Z 5 (4).

Berberis integerrima Bunge - Barberry

Central Asia (Dzhungarskiy Alatau, Tien Shan, Pamiro Alay), Iran and northwestern China. On rocky slopes.

Many-branched shrub, 3-4 m. Leaves leathery, oblong, 5 cm long. Inflorescence axillary, with 10-25 flowers. Fruits purple-red. Cold, frost and heat resistant. Z 5 (4). New.

Berberis nummularia Bunge - Barberry

Central Asia (Tien Shan, Pamiro Alay), Iran. On rocky slopes.

Tall shrub 3-4 m, with the reddish-purple young growth. Leathery leaves almost rounded, 3 cm across. Long racemes of 20 and more flowers are followed in the autumn by masses of bright red berries. Dry resistant. Z 5 (4). New.

Berberis turcomanica Kar. - Barberry

Central Asia (mountains of Turkmenia). On rocky slopes. A large vigerous shrub 4.0-9.0 m, with red-brown stems.

Leaves obovate, 4.0-5.5 cm long and 2.0-3.0 cm wide. Racemes 10-flowered. Fruits red-purple. Folige attractive. Related to B. integerrima, differing in wider leaves, smaller inflorescence. Very ornamental. Cold, heat and drought resistant. Z 5. New.

HARDY TREES AND SHRUBS
 
 
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