Joy Creek Nursery

571-012D4   Berberis calliantha  

Berberis calliantha
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SE Tibet. Discovered by the noted explorer Kingdon-Ward in 1924, Berberis calliantha is a low shrub that has small, glossy, holly-like leaves that are conspicuously powdery blue underneath. The foliage is complemented by attractive red purple stems. Occasional thorns are concealed on the underside of the stems. Although the literature says this stays about 3 feet tall, our old specimen is now 5 feet.

Late spring.  3-5 ft. x 3 ft.

Pale Yellow flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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