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Berberis vulgaris (Common Barberry seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Berberis vulgaris

Common Barberry, European Barberry

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  • Berberis vulgaris

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Berberis vulgaris, commonly known as European Barberry, is a eye-catching shrub that bears yellow flowers and bright red or purple fruit that lasts throughout winter. Its scarlet autumn color adds a beautiful touch to any garden. Native to Eurasia, this deciduous shrub grows up to 4 meters high and produces edible berries that are rich in Vitamin C. The fruit has a very acid flavor, but can be used in preserves or even eaten raw. In addition, its fruits are used to make delicious jams and jellies. Due to the Black stem rust eradication program, it is not available for sale in some parts of the United States and Canada. The plant is also used in folk medicine but should be handled with care due to its poisonous properties. Berberis vulgaris is a great plant for any environment, adding both beauty and functionality.

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