Plant ID forum: A small thorny shrub with pink leaves.

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Name: Magga
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magga
Sep 3, 2012 5:15 PM CST
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A friend of mine gave me a cutting of this small/tiny shrub. I didnĀ“t have the camera with me so these are just photos of the cutting. The plant has dark green leaves at the bottom but the thin branches have pinkish small leaves.

Magga
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 3, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Berberis Harlequin or Rose Glow probably ..

http://www.harleynursery.co.uk/TreesShrubs/Berberis.aspx

Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Sep 3, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Looks like some kind of Barberry to me, but that's only a guess.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 3, 2012 6:26 PM CST
Oops. Late to the game, but nice to know I was on the right track. Big Grin
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Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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Petalpants
Sep 3, 2012 6:30 PM CST
Pretty plant, Magga--- love that color! Probably doesn't like the Heat or Humidity we have down here... Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
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magga
Sep 3, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Yes, thank you Janet, I think you are right. nodding Big Grin I agree .

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Harlequin' (Japanese barberry 'Harlequin')

I hope my cuttings will survive, this is a lovely little shrub.
Magga
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Foliage Fan Roses Region: Europe Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
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magga
Sep 3, 2012 6:44 PM CST
Thanks Connie, It might be too warm where you are, but I think this little "Harlequin" will do well in the cool climate up here . Whistling
Magga
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Sep 4, 2012 4:24 AM CST
You're welcome Magga. I tip my hat to you.

Harlequin is the one which I know and is widely sold, it's been around for years.

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