Onewithnature
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Can someone identify this for me please?

Just wondering what this is so i can decide if it is a bush i would like for my garden. Thanks you in advance for any replies ☺☺
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rainbowgardener
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Re: Can someone identify this for me please?

Crimson pygmy barberry. It is non-native. Some people say it is invasive, but where I lived before (a couple houses ago now :) ) there was a crimson pygmy barberry hedge for years and it never spread or popped up anywhere else.

It has very sharp thorns. You never want to leave pruned branches of it lying around, because the thorns can drop off and then just sit there invisible waiting for a vulnerable foot. It keeps that color all through the growing season, but it is deciduous, so bare in winter.

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Re: Can someone identify this for me please?

Thanks again rainbow! Youre so helpful!



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