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Limoncello™ Barberry

Category:

Stunning chartreuse foliage with unusual, dotted red margins, turning to brilliant orange, yellow, and red in fall, ; give some protection from afternoon sun; a great landscape specimen, or garden accent

Characteristics

Species:
thunbergii
Other Species Names:
First Editions Limoncello Barberry
Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Berberis
Cultivar:
BailErin
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Flower Color:
yellow
Flower Period:
in mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
chartreuse
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Limoncello™ Barberry has attractive chartreuse foliage edged in red which emerges yellow in spring on a plant with a round habit of growth. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Limoncello™ Barberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Limoncello™ Barberry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Limoncello™ Barberry makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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