Information for Berberis dictyophylla

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 82623
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:6
Type of plant - deciduous shrub
Flower: pale YELLOW, to 1.5cm.
Fruit: RED ovoid, -1.5cm.
Foliage: obov., 1-3cm., WHITE ben
Height in meters: 2
Parts of Berberis dictyophylla are considered toxic.

Berberis dictyophylla is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
177:   Shrubs and Trees For Autumn Colour
260:  Berberidaceae

Germination guide
Berberis dictyophylla seeds will usually germinate in 60-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Berberis dictyophylla seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 10-20C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

(8 weeks).

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