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BERBERIS x gladwynensis
If you like tough and thorny plants then this shrub is for you. Gladwyn's barberry is a beautiful thorny evergreen that is a hybrid cross between Berberis verruculosa and Berberis gagnepainii. It is grown for its glossy, spiny, evergreen leaves that turn burgundy-bronze shades in winter. This medium sized shrub is also graced with showy yellow flowers in mid to late spring. The flowers are followed by small blue-black fruits that offer little visual appeal but are attractive to birds.
If provided with full to partial sun and well-drained average soil, Gladwyn's barberry will thrive. It is best used as an edging shrub, in foundation plantings or mixed borders. Avoid planting this sharp, thorny plant near children's play areas.
9 - 4
6 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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