Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'

Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'

Barberry

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'
  • Common name: Barberry
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 3m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Fruit

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Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'

Berberis x lologensis is a particularly beautiful berberis. A natural hybrid, it was discovered in Argentina growing next to its parents, one of which is the superb Berberis darwinii. The flowers of 'Apricot Queen' are a particularly charming shade of apricot orange and are borne prolifically in long trusses or racemes, which look especially vibrant in the late spring sunlight. It's best grown as a specimen shrub in a mixed or shrub border, with space to spread naturally. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen' in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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