Berberis frikartii ‘Verrucandi’
(= B. ‘Ruhm von Hirschstetten’)
Habit: Attractive, slow-growing small shrub, 0.8-1.2 (1.5) m tall and wide, compact, domed, shoots arching to extended, dense twigs.
Flowers: Yellow, half covered by foliage, May.
Fruits: Blue-black, rare.
Leaves: Evergreen, elliptical, somewhat thorny, shiny like varnish, attractive dark green, bluish white underneath.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade; usually frost hardy – more so than other evergreen varieties; good for urban areas.
Soil: Well drained garden soil, fresh to moderately dry; sensitive to soil compaction.
Note: Takes well to cutting.
Hardiness: Zone 6b