Berberis × gladwynensis 'William Penn'
Common name: 
William Penn Barberry
Pronunciation: 
BER-ber-is glad-win-EN-sis
Family: 
Bereridaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, 4 ft (1.2 m) tall and 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) wide, mounding and spreading.  Stems have long spines (thorns).  Leaves alternate, simple, 2.5-5 cm long, margin is spiny, glossy dark green, bronze-red in winter.  Flowers small, yellow, appear in spring.  Fruit small, tube-like, red.
  • Sun or partial shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6      A hybrid of B. verruculosa and B. gagnepainii, introduced by the Henry Foundation of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.
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    plant habit, flowering

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    plant habit, fruiting

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    developing fruit

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    leaves and thorns