Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Medium to fast, good rapid-growing hedge plant.Mature Height - 5'Mature Width - 5-7'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Yellow, usually April-May, not as showy as other species but still attractive; somewhat offensive to the olfactory senses.Fruit - Was assumed sterile, but in 1991 red fruits were produced at the Arnold Arboretum.Leaf - Fall Color - Yellow-orange-red in late Fall.Bark - Stems glabrous. Relatively thick stems and branches have one-, two-, or three-pointed spines. Younger branches often have single spinesOther Features - Excellent hedge plant because of uniform growth rate; makes excellent barrier plant because of thorns. Use for massing, shrub border, & foundation. Best barberry for hedging in Midwest and East.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted, very adaptable, full sun to half shade; well-drained soil preferable. Roots readily.Native Habitat - Result of breeding work of M. Horvath, Mentor, OH. Result of cross between B. julianae and B. thunbergii. Introduced 1942.Diseases and Insects - None serious, Verticillium wilt has been reportedStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Barberry.- Other plants of the family Berberidaceae.- Other plants of the genus Berberis.- Other plants of the species Berberis x mentorensis.