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what kind of Berberis is this?

Last post 20-08-2018 2:55 AM by poppikin. 5 replies.

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  • 21/07/2018 10:46 AM
    • CamMac
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    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A9-aK71nIPc/W1L_egJDbrI/AAAAAAAAAfY/r4UqEMa0HuskqAja1hCvlXi3jmhNqrmKQCLcBGAs/s1600/berberis.jpg Hi, I have a couple of these dwarf Berberis in my garden and I don't know what they are. They are about 35cm tall and about 40cm across in size, with small, narrow leaves that are red and green in colour. They are similar to other dwarf berberis except they are more open and have longer branches, rather than densely branched. I'm trying to find some more of them, but searches haven't turned up anything so far. Thanks for any help! Cam

  • 23/07/2018 03:16 AM
    • poppikin
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    Is it this one ? https://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/s76217-berberis-thunbergii-atropurpurea-nana-dwarf-purple-barberry

  • 07/08/2018 10:14 PM
    • CamMac
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    Hi Poppikin, Thanks for the reply. I don't think so, as the one I have has very narrow leaves, rather than the rounder leaves of ordinary Berberis. Also it has long arching branches compared to standard Berberis. It seems to be quite a rare cultivar, as I have not been able to find one from internet searches, and have not seen them at any other nursery. Kind regards, Cam

  • 09/08/2018 06:48 AM
    • poppikin
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    Thanks. I sent it just in case because it was such an incredibly cheap deal. poppikin

  • 18/08/2018 03:52 PM
    • CamMac
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    To reply to my own post: I went to the garden centre I originally bought it from, and they had some more, including one I hadn't seen before with yellow leaves. It is called Berberis 'Orange Dream' (the yellow one is Berberis 'Golden Dream'. I found a couple of places selling these online, e.g., https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/berberis-thunbergii-orange-dream/t66075TM

  • 20/08/2018 02:55 AM
    • poppikin
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    That's very interesting. Thanks. poppikin