Berberis buxifolia 'Nana'
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Berberis buxifolia 'Nana'


  family berberidaceae 
  genus berberis 

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Genus  Berberis Species  buxifolia Variety  Cultivar  Nana Common names  barberry Family  BERBERIDACEAE Specimen number  S11896 Data source  HtZn p84
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  1' 6" - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Berberis buxifolia 'Nana' has attractive berries during the winter. Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in hedges and screens. Barberry can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species likes full sun to light shade. It does well in well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Hedges and screens Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  red,blue,black berries in winter Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Berberis buxifolia 'Nana' is a woody perennial. Leaves: Barberry has bright fall foliage. Typically the flowers are either apricot or yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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