Berberis x mentorensis

Mentor Barberry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth 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 spines
Other 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 reported
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 73

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.