Berberis x mentorensis
Mentor Barberry
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Hybrid Origin

A much-branched shrub, it is erect in youth, spreading out with age and making a densely foliaged plant.
6 feet
 
 
The leaves have a spiny margin, are 1 inch long and have a good green color in the summer. In milder climates, the foliage remains green throughout the winter.
Turns bronze-red in late autumn
 
 
Dull, dark red
 
 
 
 
Hybrid shrub (B. juiianae X B. thunbergi) is often mistaken for the Japanese Barberry. Another hybrid, Berberis horvathi, is very similar to the Mentor Barberry but, supposedly, is more hardy.

 

 

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