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BERBERIS julianae 'Spring Glory'

Image of Berberis julianae 'Spring Glory'

James Burghardt

Family

Berberidaceae

Botanical Name

BERBERIS julianae 'Spring Glory'

Plant Common Name

Spring Glory Barberry, Wintergreen Barberry

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General Description

An upright to mounded evergreen shrub, wintergreen barberry is the hardiest of the evergreen barberries. 'Spring Glory' has reddish new growth in spring which matures to leathery green leaves. These become tinged bronze-red in the autumn and winter. Its showy yellow flowers develop into small, waxy blue fruits in autumn that turn almost black when fully mature and persist into winter.

This shrub has large, fierce three-parted spines that make it almost impenetrable, especially when used in hedges. Wintergreen barberry prefers full to part-sun and is very site-tolerant and low maintenance.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 4

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m

  • Width

    4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Yellow Green

  • Fruit Color

    Blue, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Dark Green, Burgundy, Dark Red, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Dark Green, Burgundy, Dark Red, Bronze

  • Bark Color

    Yellow Green, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No