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Nevin's barberry is an endangered species


Last updated 3/6/2008 at Noon

A rare garden gem, Nevin’s barberry is an endangered species that may now be restricted in its natural range to San Diego and Riverside counties.

It is a glorious blooming shrub, one of the best bloomers in a genus known for its outstanding bloom character. The densely packed canary yellow flowers are followed by equally showy yellow, orange and red berries.

The silvery foliage compliments the warm colors of its blooms and fruit and makes Nevin’s barberry a handsome shrub in many garden situations.

It is tolerant of most soil types except heavy clay and is adapted to hot inland condi...

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