Berberis x stenophylla   Hedge Barberry DD I

Berberis x stenophylla branch Berberis x stenophylla close

This common garden barberry is actually a hybrid between Berberis darwinii (Darwin's Barberry) and Berberis empetrifolia (Crow Barberry). It has narrow mucronate (spiny tip) leaves which have distinct revolute (inrolled) margins underneath like B. empetrifolia and golden yellow flowers which are similar in shape to B. darwinii and distinctly fragrant on the plant I photographed.

It is found dotted throughout England and Wales but there is little to be found in Scotland or Ireland.

Waste ground near Bagillt North Wales 5th May 2006

Added on 13th May 2006, updated 3rd November 2008, updated 4th March 2010, updated Se3 27th April 2010

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