Berbeirs thunbergii “harlequin” C16


Berbeirs thunbergii "harlequin" or red barberry plant native to Asia that belongs to the Berberidaceae family.

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Berbeirs thunbergii "harlequin" or red barberry plant native to Asia that belongs to the Berberidaceae family.

It is a deciduous bush with thorns, it can reach one and a half meters high and wide, which makes it perfect to form hedges.

His leaves are of purple color with whitish tones, usually gives flowers between spring and summer being these of yellow color.

During the autumn some reddish blackish berries sprout, which are used in traditional medicine as an astringent.

It is ideal for decorating gardens and balconies, because it is a plant that likes the sun, not requiring much water.

It likes any kind of soil, but you have to take into account that it must be very well fertilized. It is advisable at the end of autumn to dig around it and add organic matter.

In spring it is advisable to add mineral fertilizers and water them every 15 days.

It is very easy to multiply by stake in spring and summer, and pruning should be done in autumn.

It can be affected by rust which can cause leaves to fall off, but this is not usually serious. The anthracnose that produces black spots on the leaves can be combated with cupric broths.

It can be affected by the bacterium psedomonas berberidis that gives green spots, we must prune and burn the infected areas. The fungus verticillium alboatrum can also affect it by drying it out, the whole plant must be eliminated, and it is recommended not to plant the same species again.

The pests that can affect this plant are caterpillars and aphids, apply a specific treatment to combat them.


Data sheet

Berbeirs thunbergii “harlequin”, Red barberry
Up to 1.5 meters
Spring, summer
To form setsPara formar setos

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