Berberis thunbergii

Japanese barberry is a dense, deciduous, spiny shrub that grows 2 to 8 ft. high. It forms dense stands in widely varied natural habitats and alters soil pH, nitrogen levels, and biological activity in the soil. Once established, barberry displaces native plants and reduces wildlife habitat and forage. Learn more from the NPS website. Japanese barberry is prohibited in New York; it is illegal to purchase, sell, transport or propagate.

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
Japanese Barberry
Type: 
Non-Native
Shrubs, Trees
Native Region: 
Asia
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Showy fruit

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