Posted: 25/05/2014 at 12:49
Berberis lynn. The plummy varieties are deciduous but can get to a decent shape and size as a specimen type plant. Many of the green leaved ones are evergreen but are better as back of border shrubs or hedging.
I know the problem only too well
You're lucky you got apologies. I just get abuse.
PS if there's damage it's a criminal offence. Get some hard evidence and call the police.