Berberis tsarongensis Stapf

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

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'Berberis tsarongensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-tsarongensis/). Accessed 2020-04-03.

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apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
ovoid
Egg-shaped solid.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Berberis tsarongensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-tsarongensis/). Accessed 2020-04-03.

A deciduous, glabrous shrub 8 to 12 ft high; young shoots red turning to brown, armed with slender, simple or three-parted spines 13 to 34 in. long. Leaves in clusters usually of three to five, but varying from one to eight, 12 to 118 in. long, mostly obovate to oblanceolate, rounded at the apex or pointed, entire or with one to four marginal spines often broad-based enough to constitute lobes. Flowers yellow, 14 to 13 in. wide in axillary clusters of up to eight; petals in two whorls of three, very concave; stalks slender, 15 to 35 in. long. Fruits ovoid, 38 in. long, dark red, faintly bloomy. Bot. Mag., t. 9332.

Native of N.W. Yunnan, China; introduced by Forrest in 1917. It flowered with the late Marquis of Headfort in May 1930, and is apparently quite hardy. The red young shoots and good crops of fruit are attractive.


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