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Replace Thorny Shrub

I have a Berberis Ottawensis Purpurea that looks great but the thorns are viscious. Can anyone suggest a thornless replacement please.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    They are vicious aren't they. The Physocarpus called Diablo and some similar clones are in the same colour range, and painless

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,905

    However, they are a wonderful place of refuge for small birds escaping from sparrowhawk predation and as such an ideal shrub to have near to your bird feeding station image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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