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Compact coral barberry

Berberis × stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta'

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“Thorny but irresistible” best describes this low-maintenance, elfin barberry. Tiny leaves are smothered in coral-colored buds opening to bright yellow-orange spring flowers. These, in turn, produce silver-frosted, blue-black berries in fall. ‘Corallina Compacta’ is evergreen, tolerates most soil types, and is pest-free and drought tolerant once established.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsColorful flower buds and blooms on a compact plant; attractive berries; evergreen; adaptable.

CareProvide full sun to partial shade and most any well-drained soil. Tolerates light shade and drought, but not wet soil.

ProblemsInfrequent.

  • Genus : Berberis
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Characteristics : Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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