Wintergreen Barberry
Berberis julianae

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Berberis (BUR-bur-is) (Info)
Species: julianae (joo-lee-AH-nee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Pikesville, Maryland

Fairport, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Nashville, Tennessee

Vienna, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Nov 4, 2013, Muddy1 from Vienna, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a non-native invasive plant that escapes from cultivation because birds carry the seeds, and it has the potential to form dense thickets that will prevent native plants from growing. In addition, its thorns can make it much less enjoyable for people to walk through the woods. There are attractive native alternatives for those who want thorny plants!

Positive

On Jun 2, 2003, gonedutch from Fairport, NY wrote:

Appears to be great as a back-of-the-border or privacy-blind plant. Flowers have faint buttery scent. Arching branch habit. Appears to self-sew freely, probably by bird droppings. Found at Linwood Peony Gardens, Pavilion, New York.