Joy Creek Nursery

571-021D4   Berberis stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' (x)     ( Barberry )

Berberis stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' (x)
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Because they are prickly and thorny, many people only grow barberries as deterents to intruders. This is unfortunate because many are extraordinarily beautiful. Berberis x stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta', a cross between two evergreen South American species (B. darwinii and B. empetrifolia) is a perfect example. It lives up to its name and is truly compact and slow growing. Its dark green, needle-like foliage may be spiny to the touch but it is the perfect backdrop to show off the yellow and orange-red flower buds. The dark foliage also helps display the small cup-shaped yellow flowers with reflexed sepals. In the ten years it has grown in our garden, it has reached no more than three feet tall and four feet wide.

Late spring.  32 in. x 40 in.

Yellow Orange flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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