How to grow Berberis microphylla

Berberis microphylla grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Berberis also known as Calafate fruit, Berberis microphylla perennial deciduous plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-8.

Leaves color green in linear shape, the plant is thorny,

Flower color yellow in bell-trumpet shape grow on stems.

Berberis microphylla flowers

Fruit color is purple-black, in the head of fruit there is little crown.

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How to grow Berberis microphylla growing and care:

Chilling hours, mulch, acid soil, iron,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Virus, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
0.7 – 1.5 m, 28-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flower in bell-trumpet shape grow in little stem

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Berberis microphylla fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Berberis microphylla

How to grow Berberis microphylla

Berberis microphylla care

Berberis microphylla plant

Berberis microphylla


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cooked
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8