Berberis ×stenophylla Lindl.

(b. darwinii × b. empetrifolia) Densely branching shrub growing 2-3 m tall. Young shoots red, hairy. Spines 2-5mm long. Leaves evergreen, very narrow, to about 15-20 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, inrolled, without teeth. Leaf stalk absent. Flowers more than 1 cm wide, in clusters, often red in bud; spring. Fruit berries 6-7 mm wide, more or less spherical, black with a waxy bloom.

Garden origin

The following 2 species are occasionally grown: B. atrocarpa C.K. Schneid. which has evergreen toothed leaves mostly 4-7 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide and large spines to 6 cm long; and B. coxii C.K. Schneid. which has leaves of similar length to B. atrocarpa but they are about 1.5-2.5 cm wide and have spines up to 2 cm long.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Berberidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Berberis ×stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta'

A dwarf plant growing to about 30 cm tall, flowers orange with reddish buds, petals shorter than the inner sepals. Raised by t. Smith, Newry, England, c.1930.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Ranunculanae
order      Ranunculales
family       Berberidaceae
genus        Berberis L.