(syn. Berberis × wisleyensis) Berberidaceae
Threespine Barberry, Wisley Barberry
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) high, similar width, rounded, open, especially in the shade. Branches have three-parted spines, 1-2 cm long. Leaves simple, alternate, narrow and strap-like, about 2-7 cm long and 1cm wide, sometimes 3-4 together at node, margin has 5-15 bristle-like teeth per side, bright green, somewhat glaucous on the underside, older leaves may turn purplish in winter. Flowers pale yellow or whitish, tinged with red outside, about 2 cm, blooms in spring. Fruit ellipsoid, glossy black, 8 mm.
- Sun or partial shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5   Native to Central China
- Oregon State Univ. campus: west of Gilkey Hall (Social Sciences) near sidewalk.