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Order: Ranunculales
   Family: Berberidaceae
            Genus: Berberis
                        Specie: vulgaris

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Spiny branches; racemes of yellow flowers; red berries

Uses: Informal hedge Shrub borders Specimen plant

Zones: 3-9

Description: Native to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and temperate Asia and naturalized in North America, this deciduous shrub with spiny branches has been in cultivation since ancient times. It is less often grown in gardens now as it harbors wheat rust. It h

Growth Habit: Rounded habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation; harbors wheat rust

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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