Berberis fendleri A. Gray

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'Berberis fendleri' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-fendleri/). Accessed 2020-01-21.

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lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Berberis fendleri' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-fendleri/). Accessed 2020-01-21.

A deciduous shrub up to 6 ft high, with stems and branches ‘shining as if varnished’. Leaves glossy green, lanceolate, 112 to 2 in. long, 38 to 12 in. wide; stalkless, toothed except at the base, produced in tufts of four or five. Flowers in six- to ten-flowered racemes 112 to 2 in. long, each flower 13 in. across, the outer segments orange-coloured, the inner ones yellow. Fruit red.

Native of western N. America; first found by Mr Fendler near Santa Fè, New Mexico, and afterwards at the forks of the Rio Grande in S. Colorado. It is at present little known and does not appear to have any particular value for gardens. It is interesting, geographically, as the only West N. American representative of the true barberries, as distinct from Mahonias.


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