November
Berberis x carminea 'Buccaneer'
The berries on this barberry caught my eye shining like little jewels on a wet autumn afternoon. It was planted as a hedge but when planted singly it forms a medium sized shrub. In late spring it has large yellow and orange flowers and in autumn bears these wonderful pinky red berries. It is a semi-evergreen shrub that can give a lovely show of leaf colour so provides all year interest. Being a berberis, it also has large thorns so can be planted as a deterrent against intruders.