There are over 450 species of Barberry; some are evergreen and some are deciduous; we carry several deciduous varieties. Barberries are grown for their ornamental foliage, which could be chartreuse, burgundy or green. Some varieties have good fall color; featuring yellow-orange flowers and colorful fruit. They work well as specimens, in landscape beds or as hedges. As the name would indicate, they do have thorns; which may be small and inconsequential or more prominent.   The small leaves attached closely to the branches give this plant a fine texture, which contrasts well with many larger leaved or needle leaf sun loving plants.

  • Sun to Part Sun
  • Plant size and foliage color vary with species
  • Plant in well-drained soil
  • Deer resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Attracts birds

Landscape features include eye-catching foliage color, fall color, spring blooms and a resistance to deer.

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