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Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii )    
Family: Berberidaceae      
                 
  Japanese Barberry

Location:

  • Wide-variety of habitats; shade tolerant

Characteristics:

  • Low-lying, compact sized, shrub
  • Height: to  1.5 m (5 feet)

 

 
 

Uses:

 

Leaves:

  • Wedge-shaped, not toothed
  • 1-4 cm ( - 1 in) in length
       
  Japanese Barberry leaf  
         

 

Bark:

  • both inner bark and wood are yellow

Flowers:

  • Flowers yellow, from April-May
  • Fruits red, globular, mid-summer through winter
 
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