Berberis stenophylla (= B. stenophylla ‘Handsworth’)
Habit: Elegant and loose normal shrub, 1.5-2 (3) m tall and wide; twigs clearly arching down to the ground; slow-growing.
Flowers: Pretty golden yellow panicles, plentiful; May; usually with second blossoms in summer.
Leaves: Evergreen, somewhat thorny-pointed, slender with a rolled up margin (like rosemary), dark green on top, bluish white underneath.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, needs warmth and winter protection; regenerates after frost damage and cutting; tolerates urban and industrial pollution.
Soil: Well drained, not too dry garden soil.
Note: An attractive decorative shrub when protected; takes well to cutting.
Hardiness: Zone 7a