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Berberis I.D. Please

1945crewood1945crewood DerbyshirePosts: 149
This plant was rescued from a garden centre just over a year ago but all the label said was Berberis Mix. Didn't realise there were so many varieties, this one has thorns.

Can anyone help with the I.D. please?



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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,526
    Do you have a photo of the whole plant to see it’s growth habit? Also what colour is the foliage in summer? Was it a bright lime green? If so it could be one of the shrubby, upright bushes like Maria (which I have and is a similar colour at the moment). 

    There are indeed a huge number of varieties, from large trees to pillar varieties to ground hugging shrubs, but they all have nasty thorns. 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,028
    edited December 2022
    @1945crwood There are hundreds of different ones. A friend had a national collection  that filled a small field.@Nollie has suggested a photo of the whole plant which will help. They also vary so much in size.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • 1945crewood1945crewood DerbyshirePosts: 149
    Thanks for the reply, really appreciated.

    Can't say as the foliage was lime or even bright green in the summer.

    Sorry but the only other photo I took was the one below, if that doesn't help, I'll try and getter a better one later.


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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,526
    It does look very much like my Maria but there are lots similar. I suspect we are going to have to wait to see how it grows and what it is like in summer before edging towards an ID but can probably rule out the red/purple ones (well none of my purply ones go yellow) and probably rule in that it’s a b. thunbergii of some sort as the shrubbiness hints at that. We would need @GardenerSuze’s friend with their national collection on the case!
  • 1945crewood1945crewood DerbyshirePosts: 149
    Thanks for all the help, really appreciated.
    The evening sun touched gently on the eyes of Lucy Jordan.....
    On the rooftop where she climbed when all the laughter grew to loud.
  • 1945crewood1945crewood DerbyshirePosts: 149
    By way of an update on the Berberis, cleaning out a cupboard in the garage I found the original plastic label that came with the plant. It's a Thunbergii 'Kobold' variety.

    A big thank you for all the help, really appreciated.
    The evening sun touched gently on the eyes of Lucy Jordan.....
    On the rooftop where she climbed when all the laughter grew to loud.
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