February 4, 2023
Berberis candidula 'Amstelveen'

Berberis candidula 'Amstelveen'

Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’ is from the Berberidaceae family of plants. It is an evergreen shrub that is also known as Berberis x frikartii ‘Amstelveen’, Barberry, Berberis wallichiana var. pallida Bois, Berberis wallichiana hypoleuca Hort. both these names are older. It is native to China and was first collected by Father Paul Guillaume Farges (1844-1912). He was a French Catholic missionary and botanist who spent most of his life in China. It grows to about 1m or 3ft.

Berberis candidula 'Amstelveen'
Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’

It has dark green prickly leaves. Leaves are simple shiny. And they are silvery on the back. It flowers profusely. Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’ has yellow solitary flowers that appear around later spring in May and June. After flowering, it produces red berries.

Grow Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist and fertile soil that is well-drained. It is generally pest-free and disease-free. But watch out for aphids and powdery mildew. Propagate Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’ from semi-hardwood cuttings or seeds. Plants raised from seeds might not come true to the original type.

Berberis candidula 'Amstelveen'
Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’
Berberis candidula 'Amstelveen'
Berberis candidula ‘Amstelveen’

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