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Berberis vulgaris

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 392

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Berberis vulgaris is cold hardy
USDA Zone:3 -40° to -30°F   (-40° to -34.5°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: to 20 in pend. 6cm. raceme, YELLOW
Fruit: RED oblong
Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
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Parts of Berberis vulgaris are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Berberis vulgaris:
Berberis dumentorum, Berberis dumetorum, Berberis jacquinii, Berberis sanguinea, Berberis vulgaris f. atropurpu, Berberis vulgaris var. purpure, 

Common names for Berberis vulgaris:

(tox:berberine,columbamine etc. isoquinoline alk.),  Agracejo,  Amberparis,  Barberry,  Berberis vulgaire,  Berberitz,  Berberitze,  Berbis,  Common Barberry,  Common Berberis,  Epine vinette,  Espino Cambron,  European Barberry,  European barberry,  Gearr-dheareag,  Gearr-dheareag,  Jaundice-Berry,  Lus-bheathag,  Pipperidge,  Pipperidge Bush,  Piprage,  Sauerdorn,  Vinettier,  Zutica, 


Berberis vulgaris is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
72:   Russian Native and Introduced Plants (Central)
77:   Central European Native and Introduced Plants
167:   Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier
260:  Berberidaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
946:   Diabetes, Plants for treating diabetes
This list has been put together mostly from scientific experiments published on the internet.
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Berberis vulgaris

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Berberis vulgaris 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 vulgaris seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 10-20°C.

Berberis vulgaris seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.

Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species 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 4°C or 5°C 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".
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno

(8 weeks).


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