Berberis

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
Origins
Native to Asia & Japan.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below)
Zones 4 - 8.
Bloom
Spring, Summer.
Fruit
Late Summer, Fall, Winter.
Height
2 - 8 ft (0.6 - 2.5 m).
Cultivation
Sun or shade, most soils, very adaptable. Prune in late Winter.
Propagation
From seeds or by tip cuttings.

Other
Great woodland garden/shady garden plant. It's leaves and berries are edible. Berries, 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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