Berberis lepidifolia Ahrendt

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Berberis lepidifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-lepidifolia/). Accessed 2019-12-16.

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bloom
Bluish or greyish waxy substance on leaves or fruits.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.
umbel
Inflorescence in which pedicels all arise from same point on peduncle. May be flat-topped (as in e.g. Umbelliferae) to spherical (as in e.g. Araliaceae). umbellate In form of umbel.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Berberis lepidifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-lepidifolia/). Accessed 2019-12-16.

A rather spreading shrub to 8 ft high, deciduous, but holding its leaves well into the winter. Stems glabrous, grooved, dark brown when mature, often without spines, which, where present, are simple. Leaves very narrow, never more than 15 in. wide, 23 to 2 in. long, dull green above, greyish beneath. Flowers small, borne in July, five to eight in an umbel about 112 in. wide. Fruit 14 in. long, black with a slight bloom.

Described from specimens collected by Forrest in the mountains between the rivers Yangtse and Mekong and in cultivation from his F. 23614. At Wisley, in the R.H.S. Garden, it has made a compact bush only 4 ft high.


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