Berberis verruculosa Hemsl. & Wils.

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

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'Berberis verruculosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-verruculosa/). Accessed 2020-02-21.

Genus

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Glossary

bloom
Bluish or greyish waxy substance on leaves or fruits.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
lustrous
Smooth and shiny.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Berberis verruculosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-verruculosa/). Accessed 2020-02-21.

A sturdy, evergreen bush 4 to 6 ft high, very distinct on account of its branches being covered with dense, dark brown, tiny excrescences, which give the young bark a curiously rough surface. Stem-spines very slender, three-parted, 12 to 34 in. long. Leaves dark lustrous green above, glaucous beneath; oval, tapering towards both ends; 12 to 112 in. long, of leathery texture, margins recurved and set with a few spiny teeth. They are densely arranged in clusters or rosettes along the twigs. Flowers short-stalked, solitary or in small fascicles, golden yellow, 58 to 34 in. across. Berries black covered with blue bloom, nearly 12 in. long, rather bottle-shaped. Bot. Mag., t. 8454.

Discovered by Wilson in W. China and introduced by him in 1904. It makes a neat and compact evergreen, growing to about 6 ft high, and was given the Award of Garden Merit in 1929. It is closely related to B. candidula (q.v.).


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