A very useful and reliable evergreen performer with its long branches that weep gracefully throughout and adorned with yellow flowers in April. Berberis stenophylla is of hybrid origin and has long been cultivated from around the mid 1800's
This evergreen shrub is fully hardy, easy to grow, and is an excellent ground cover plant for difficult locations. Shade tolerant. Height 2ft, spread 3ft. Pruning not necessary. Water until established.
Originally called Myrtus apiculata. Lovely in late summer and autumn when small starry flowers smother the entire bush, will eventually make a small tree when the beautiful cinnamon coloured older bark peels to show creamy white young bark
Use this hardy evergreen for shape and colour contrast in your garden. The purple leaves will eventually reach 8ft tall, and the plant will spread at the base upto 2ft across, Wind tolerant, prefers a sunny spot, avoid waterlogged soil.