SCIENTIFIC NAME: Berberis X mentorensis
COMMON NAME: Mentor barberry
FLOWERS: Yellow and fragrant in the spring.
GROWTH HABIT: Grows 3' to 5' tall and wide.
LEAVES: Small and flexible with some spines. Semi-evergreen (will drop some leaves in the fall). Has good red color in fall and winter.
OTHER: Has 3 thorns at the leaf axil. Can be used as a barrier, but be careful of liabilities. A tough plant that can withstand a lot of neglect.