6th May

…ought to stock. Perhaps we will get some seed this year. Berberis amurensis var latifolia nearby is in full leaf but the flower buds are far from out yet. Berberis

21st April

…is now a large deciduous shrub with yellow flowers offsetting nicely its light green new leaves. Plenty of prickles though! Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Everything is…

26th April

…few more rhododendrons to catch up with. Another berberis on the drive. This one is Berberis hookeri planted in 1999. Had not really noticed it before. Greenish yellow flowers. Berberis

3rd May

…had suffered in last year’s cold. Cryptocarya alba Cryptocarya alba Berberis negeriana – almost orange flowers and superb. Berberis negeriana Berberis negeriana Azalea ‘Crocea Tricolor’ (a Ghent hybrid). Slow growing…

29th November

…red autumn foliage. A new species to us. As red as it is possible to get I think but then I move on! Berberis xanthoclada Berberis xanthoclada Berberis xanthoclada Then…

10th May

…in Devon and seven dogs.Berberis insignis var insignis is performing increasingly well below Slip Rail – a clump of three. I detest the ‘municipality’ of most berberis but this is…

22nd April

…kaempferi Larix kaempferi Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ in full flower and 8ft tall with a similar spread. Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ A…

27th December

Berberis triaganthophora ‘Cathy Rose’ has compact drooping habit with attractive leaves. Source Crug Farm I expect? Berberis triaganthophora ‘Cathy Rose’ Quercus liabmanii (from Tom Hudson in July 2018) is evergreen…

4th November

Berberis wilsoniae has no autumn leaf tints yet but the berries are turning red. Plenty of berries only where the plant has access to full sunlight. Berberis wilsoniae Berberis wilsoniae…

4th August

…which need removing and the careful pruning which has encouraged dense new growth. Citrus orange Citrus orange Citrus orange Blue seed panicles on Berberis valdiviana. Very attractive! Berberis valdiviana Berberis