Coral plant (Berberidopsis corallina)
Coral plant (Berberidopsis corallina) is a climber that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Coral plant (Berberidopsis corallina).
This plant has several common names including: coral plant, coral barberry or coralberry.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: coral plant, coral barberry, coralberry
Scientific name: Berberidopsis corallina
Plant type: Climbers
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full shade, Partial shade
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden
Versatile and decorative, climbing plants can make great contributions to creative garden designs.
Their rambunctious branches complement other plants and adorn structures with flowers and foliage.
Climbers are often used as a backdrop for other plants or are grown on pergolas to provide shade and height for the garden.
You can also create focal points by interweaving them through trees, pyramids and pillars, or train them on a trellis to form partitions between different areas of the garden.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Coral plant (Berberidopsis corallina), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Coral plant (Berberidopsis corallina) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid pH.
Regarding drainage, Berberidopsis corallina likes to grow in well drained soil.
Coral plant (Berberidopsis corallina) is a plant that should be grown in shade or partial shade positions.