Author Topic: Shohin Barberry  (Read 2875 times)

davestree

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Shohin Barberry
« on: March 25, 2010, 04:32 PM »
Here is a shohin barberry, about 9 inches tall, variety 'Bagatelle'.  I like the corky trunk and the movement on this tree.  It took a couple of years to bring it down to this size, but all that is left is growing out the branches.
 

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Re: Shohin Barberry
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 08:33 PM »
Looks great.  I've seen more barberry online recently, but I've never come across one in person.  I guess I'll have to keep an eye out.
 

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Re: Shohin Barberry
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 10:36 AM »
At a recent Carolina Bonsai Expo at the NC Arboretum ('08) there was a breathtaking shohin (90% sure it was a) barberry.  The color was a tad over-saturated in this camera, but that' a testament to the coloration of the tree.  It was brilliant red.  (Nikon cameras sometimes have a hard time w/ Reds.)

Since that show, I've had my eye out for a good barberry.  I haven't found one, but am still looking.

Dave, give us an overview on barberry care, ...in case I happen across one soon.
 

davestree

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Re: Shohin Barberry
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 11:33 AM »
That looks to be a burning bush, maybe ?  I don't think it is a barberry.

 

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Re: Shohin Barberry
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 12:57 PM »
That makes sense.  Excuse my previous response!









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Re: Shohin Barberry
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 09:43 AM »
Barberry can have spectacular fall color too, here's an old pic.
 

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Re: Shohin Barberry
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 10:11 AM »
Barberry can have spectacular fall color too, here's an old pic.

That's one of my favorite images posted on the bonsai boards :)