Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

Berberis x frikartii is a garden hybrid, partly derived from B. verruculosa which it closely resembles in its slow-growing and satisfyingly dense, compact habit. 'Amstelveen' is one of two varieties available, smaller and more shapely, a perfect shrub for evergreen display in a small garden. The gently arching stems are covered with small, cup-shaped, primrose yellow flowers in pairs, especially prolific in full sun although bushes will also flower well in light shade. It is best grown as a specimen, with enough space to spread naturally. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Species: x frikartii

Cultivar: Amstelveen

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 150cm

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