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How many years would it take to grow a Berberis from a seedling?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,574
I have a group of Orange Rocket plants that have self-seeded. They are very striking and I would love another set. Is it worth trying to pot them up and grow them on or would I be waiting forever? I hear Berberis shrubs are pretty slow growing.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    I would seriously consider potting them on ! Berberis thunbergii and its cultivars are not the fastest of the family compared to some of the evergreen forms like B . julianae .
    Give them a chance , what have you got to lose ? ;)
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,574
    Only the compost I can’t buy because the garden centres are closed, I guess! I will have a stab @Paul B3 in potting up in garden soil and see how they go. I can report back, but it might be some time....
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