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Berberis × stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' (Compact coral barberry)

Berberis × stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of www.forestfarm.com


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Berberis × stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' BER-ber-iss ex sten-oh-FIL-lah Common Name: Compact coral barberry Genus: Berberis
"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 characteristics: Colorful flower buds and blooms on a compact plant; attractive berries; evergreen; adaptable.
Care: Provide full sun to partial shade and most any well-drained soil. Tolerates light shade and drought, but not wet soil.
Problems: Infrequent.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Spring
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Orange/ Salmon Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Ground Covers
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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