Posted: 30/09/2014 at 22:05
I was just looking to see when to prune this variety of Berberis and the RHS page says its pruning group 8. Copy and pasted below. However, isn't this a deciduous shrub, so isn't it a contradiction.....I find this very confusing so need clarification.
When to prune evergreen shrubs
You can prune most evergreen shrubs just before growth starts in mid-spring, after any risk of frost has passed. Pruning at this time will avoid frost damage to new shoots, and any pruning scars will be concealed by new growth.