Creeping-Rooted Barberry 'Rotundifolia'

Mahonia repens 'Rotundifolia'

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This compact evergreen has a suckering habit that creates a dense ground covering. It's leaves are a dark green, pointed and sharply toothed. In spring it produces dark yellow upright racemes of flowers which develop into blue black fruit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardeood cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts useful insects

Provides shelter to overwintering wildlife and it's early flowers provide an early source of nectar.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This architectural shrub is a useful addition to banks and slopes as has low maintenance requirements, resistant to pollution and drought tolerant.

Personality

Family

Berberidaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

Mild
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