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Plant Species of the genus Berberidopsis

Information about this genus
Name: Berberidopsis
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: These plants grow best in moist woodland, acid to neutral soil, preferring a sheltered site in partial shade with root protection in winter. While moisture is essential, good free drainage is also needed. Propagate from seed in spring, half-hardened cuttings in late summer, or layered trailing branches in autumn. Prune only if necessary. In areas prone to frost, grow in a greenhouse or conservatory.
Description: This genus of evergreen climbing shrubs belongs to the family of Flacourtiaceae and has one species native to South America, mainly from Chile, that is now very rare in the wild and may even be extinct. The shrubs are grown for their ornamental foliage and sprays of pendent scarlet flowers which are held from summer until early autumn. They can reach 15 ft (4.5 m) in height with a similar spread, when trained to do so.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Berberidopsis beckleri 9-10
Berberidopsis corallina 8-9

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