|Upper side of shoot above,
lower side below, with flower buds
Hemsl. & Wils.
Berberis verruculosa, (Warty barberry or Warted barberry), is an evergreen shrub, ranging in size from 1–2 m, native to western China. The leaves are 1.5–2 cm long, hard, leathery, glossy dark green above, vivid white below with stomatal wax; in cold winter weather, the leaves may turn purplish-green above on exposed shoots. The flowers are small, yellow, and mature into dark purple fruit 6–10 mm long. It gets its common name from its "warty" stems, that have rounded, more or less identical, raised spots. It thrives in shade or partial shade.
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
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