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Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'

Barberry

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (22805)

Plant details

B. x lologensis is a particularly beautiful medium or large size shrub, ultimately 3m (10ft) high but easily kept to less by firm pruning. It is a natural hybrid, discovered in Argentina growing next to its parents, one of which is the superb B. darwinii 'Apricot Queen' is a fine variety, its flowers a charming shade of apricot orange and borne prolifically in long trusses or racemes, especially vibrant in the late spring sunlight, although bushes will also flower well in light shade. It is best grown as a specimen, with the space to spread naturally. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Berberis

Species: x lologensis

Cultivar: Apricot Queen

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: October to November


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