Berberis vulgaris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaBerberidaceaeBerberisBerberis vulgaris

Ecology

A deciduous shrub found in hedgerows and coppices, and on banks, cliffs and waste ground. Generally lowland, but reaching 395 m on Wanthwaite Crags (Cumberland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 892

Height (cm): 250

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 974

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 26

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.61

Weighted Changed Factor: 13

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

62

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002752

External Species Accounts