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typo 07-06-2010 08:53 AM

comparable shrub
is there any bush thats comparable to a crimson pygmy barberry? I like the bush but i was looking for something that the leaves wouldn't fall off of it during the winter months. Any suggestions?

AvalonGirl 07-07-2010 04:18 PM

What are your objectives? Leaves that remain through winter, does it have to be a crimson/red bush of compact size?

You may want to consider:
Buxus microphylla 'Winter Beauty'

Buxus is a boxwood, with the typical glossy green tight to stem leaves. Small and compact, does shape and shear well like most boxwoods. Maintains leaves and given enough sun exposure, leave turn a bronze shade in fall.

Hope this helps!

downunder 07-08-2010 12:20 PM

There's a new lorepetalum- Dixie that is only about 2 ft x 2ft.

Correction- that should be Pixie. I was reading while I was home for a quick lunch.

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