SEEDS OF COMMON BARBERRY - BERBERIS VULGARIS SUBSP. AUSTRALIS
Ornamental, medicinal and culinary shrub perfect for thorny hedges.
It aliviates digestive and diuretic problems. It also has relaxing properties. The fruits are sugary and bitter. Sodas, marmalade and juices are made from it. A yellow dye is made from its root and flowers.
Deciduous shrub of 3m tall with reddish and thorny branches. The leaves are oval-shaped green-whitish and covered with wax.
It prefers limestone soils and medium or high mountain climate.
Depending on the geographical areas and altitude sowing can take place from February to March. To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 90 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.