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I've seen a 5ft tall shrub with orange berries/flowers. Any ideas?.

(9 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 14:46:30

I've ruled out buddleia, too early. Looks nothing like pil cotoneaster.

It's in a garden on a fast road so I can't stop and get a picture.

RoosterCogburn Sun 17-Apr-16 14:51:21

Were the leaves very dark green?

RoosterCogburn Sun 17-Apr-16 14:52:22

I should add that the flowers come in lots of different colours but I think the orange ones are the most striking. Until you get close up they actually look like little orange berries

putthePuffindown Sun 17-Apr-16 14:54:23

Are you near the coast? Could it be Sea Buckthorn?

MeDearNoDear Sun 17-Apr-16 14:54:24

Could be a Pyracantha.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 15:12:12


Fairly upright in shape, yes dark green leaves.

I don't think it was a pycan, the flowers/berries were in little orange globes like the buddleia but it's too early for a budd.

Will look up Berberis.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 15:16:01

Yep, it's a Berberis!

Which doesn't like the soggy soil I need it to go in.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 15:25:55

You lot are GOOD. I've been googling descriptions and getting no where.

Thank you.

RoosterCogburn Sun 17-Apr-16 16:28:27

I love Berberis, in my last garden there was a monster hedge of it running alongside some steps. In the Autumn when the petals dropped the steps would be a carpet of orange. It wasn't in a particularly dry spot and it certainly thrived.
For some reason I don't have one in this garden - I can for see a trip to the garden centre.

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