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Berberis gagnepainii var. lanceifolia


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

A small, very densely growing evergreen shrub with yellow flowers in spring followed by black berries. Makes an impenetrable hedge and tolerates almost any soil or position. Wear thick gloves if pruning. Hedges should be cut once a year straight after flowering.

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Species: gagnepainii var. lanceifolia

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: October to November

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