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Image of Berberis empetrifolia (Uva de la cordillera / Palo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Berberis empetrifolia

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

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Species:  Berberis empetrifolia Lam.
Family:  Berberidaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Ranunculales
Chilean Name:  Uva de la cordillera , Palo amarillo
English Name:  Barberry
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0047
About 19 Berberis in Chile and 14 in our data base.
About 19 Berberidaceae in Chile and 14 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Edible plant   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 7 - 14 petals      Shrub     

Low germination, less than 30 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Berberis empetrifolia (Uva de la cordillera / Palo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Berberis empetrifolia

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 02 27, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Berberis empetrifolia (Uva de la cordillera / Palo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Berberis empetrifolia

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 1700-2200 m. 02 27, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Berberis empetrifolia (Uva de la cordillera / Palo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Berberis empetrifolia

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 26, 2005

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant

 


 


 

Image of Berberis empetrifolia (Uva de la cordillera / Palo amarillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Berberis empetrifolia

Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 03, 2002

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

Low germination, less than 30 %

 



 

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Recommended germination temperature: +18°C + 22°C

 

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More photos (3) of Berberis empetrifolia Lam. available here

More species from the same Berberidaceae family in our data base:

Berberis actinacantha (Michay)

Berberis bidentada (Michay / Calafate)

Berberis chilensis var. chilensis (Michay)

Berberis darwinii (Michay / Calafate)

Berberis empetrifolia (Uva de la cordillera / Palo amarillo)

Berberis glomerata

Berberis horrida

Berberis ilicifolia

Berberis microphylla (Michay / Calafate)

Berberis montana (Michay / Calafate)

Berberis negeriana

Berberis rotundifolia (Michay / Calafate)

Berberis serratodentata (Michay / Berberis / Calafate)

Berberis trigona (Calafate / Michay)

 

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