Berberidopsis





BERBERIDOPSIS CORALLINA.--Coral Barberry. Chili, 1862. This handsome

evergreen, half-climbing shrub is certainly not so well known as its

merits entitle it to be. Unfortunately it is not hardy in every part

of the country, though in the southern and western English counties,

but especially within the influence of the sea, it succeeds well as

a wall plant, and charms us with its globular, waxy, crimson or

coral-red flowers. The spiny-toothed leaves approach very near those

of some of the Barberries, and with which the plant is nearly allied.

It seems to do best in a partially shady situation, and in rich light

loam.





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