Berberis thunbergii - Japanese Barberry, Berberis

Origins       Asia, Japan
Type          Perennial 
Hardiness  Zones 4 - 8
Bloom        Spring, Summer
Fruit          Summer - Winter
Height       2 - 8 ft (0.6-2.5 m)

Sun or shade, most soils, very adaptable. Prune in late Winter.

From seeds or by tip cuttings.

Other Facts about Berberis
Great woodland garden/shady garden plant. It's leaves and berries are edible. Berries are rich in vitamin C, can be used to make jellies and candies. Leaves are sometimes used as tea.

This attractive shrub can be a vigorous grower. Indeed, some consider it an invasive weed, these days. See your state regulations before planting.

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