Makes a very useful low evergreen bush upto about 1 metre high. The very dark green prickly leaves have an attractive silver reverse side. During summer masses small single golden yellow flowers appear all over the bush.Introduced from China in late 1800's by Pere Farges
A really choice berberis for someone looking for that something a little different. Berberis dictophylla makes a good sized shrub upto about 2 metres. Attractive red young growth with a white bloom and fascinating white undersides to the mid green leaves.