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Barberry plants in hot So Cal?

Posted by hosenemesis SoCal Sunset 19 USDA (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 26, 11 at 23:00

Hi all,
Went to a bunch of nurseries today and I saw a red, pillar barberry shrub. Nice looking- big thorns, and it said it grows to four feet tall, 24" wide. Does Barberry grow in hot inland valleys? I have never seen it here, but then again, most people in Simi have lawns.


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RE: Barberry plants in hot So Cal?

It grows great here in the Napa Valley. Those thorns are what makes it so popular as a barrier to foot traffic. I like the color it adds. I prune it to keep it compact. I remove the oldest, largest growths as close to the ground as I can get. My wife can not walk by without it reaching out and scratching her. I keep it about four feet high by three feet wide. Al

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