Berberis vulgaris
European Barberry
 

 
7 feet
Pendulous clusters of small yellow flowers
 
 
Scarlet autumn color
 
 
Bright red fruits
Susceptible to black stem rust which also infects wheat and should, therefore, NOT be planted in the landscape.
 
 
 
B. gilgiana and B. Koreana are very similar in habit and have just as ornamental flowers, fruits and autumn color. Either one of these should be grown instead, since both are resistant to the black stem rust of wheat.

 

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