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I want this in my garden.

Vancouver, Canada

I saw this on a walk, anyone know what it is? Thanks! c.

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Cambridge, MA(Zone 6b)

Looks like barberry to me...
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1086/#b

If it is, you dont want it in your garden.
http://www.ecolandscaping.org/11/invasive-plants/japanese-barberry-exotic-invasive-plant-fact-sheet/

I may be wrong though.....

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Zelene is correct. Other reasons you probably don't want it is a rather sloppy growth habit and lots of little thorns that make pruning it an unpleasant chore.

Vancouver, Canada

Thanks much Zelene and TomH3787, this makes sense. I saw it in a garden bordering a busy street, probably a deterrent for folks looking for a place to sleep. Much appreciated! c.

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

There are dwarf, and various color varieties. I am not sure if there are non-flowering types (or varieties that do not produce seed).

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