Chinese barberry

Berberis julianae

''Berberis julianae'' is a flowering evergreen shrub of the Berberidaceae family. The species is native to Central China, but is grown as an ornamental plant in temperate regions. It grows to 3 metres, as a dense bush with spiny obovate leaves, suitable for hedging. Yellow flowers tinged with red appear in late Spring, followed by black fruits with a white bloom.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderRanunculales
FamilyBerberidaceae
GenusBerberis
SpeciesB. julianae
Photographed in
Netherlands