Berberis x lologensis 'APRICOT QUEEN'

Berberis x lologensis
Berberis x lologensis 'APRICOT QUEEN'
Lolog's barberry
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-3m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS golden
BLOOMING TIME May - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS dry and sharply drained
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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Lolog’s barberry is a garden hybrid between berberis darwinii and berberis linearifolia. It is valued for abundant, colourful flowering, and evergreen leaves. It is less known to bear edible fruit.

Apricot Queen is a popular variety of Lolog’s barberry producing incredible quantity of rich golden-orange flowers in May. They are about 2cm long, and hang in clusters of 3-7 flowers under every leaf so you can imagine how glowing it is in full bloom. Flowering lasts for as long as 4 weeks, and a few flowers appear sporadically again from early summer. They are followed by small, dark purple blue edible fruit which is popular mostly among kids who like its partly sweet, acidic flavour. They don’t even mind the prickly thorns alongside every branch. Evergreen leaves are leathery, dark green, highly glossy, shaped like Chinese holly leaves (sharp tip and 2-4 side spikes).

Lolog’s barberry grows moderately and unpruned it can get quite leggy and unsightly so annual pruning is recommended right after flowering. This way it will get much denser and will keep its lower branches fully leaved. Evergreen barberries will grow in almost any well-drained soil, no fertilizing needed. Hardy to -24°C (USDA zone 6).

Last update 20-03-2013
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