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Berberis × lologensis 'Apricot Queen'
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barberry 'Apricot Queen'

'Apricot Queen' is a spiny evergreen medium-sized shrub, open and rather arching in habit. Leaves oblong, dark green. Flowers abundant, bright orange, in drooping panicles

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange Green
Summer Orange Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Berberidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in almost any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in a seedbed in early spring; bear in mind that many species cross freely in gardens, so seed-raised plants are often hybrids. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

berberis sawfly and aphids can be problematic

Diseases

Powdery mildew may be troublesome

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