Barberry

Zone

3 – 9

Height:

3 – 8 feet

Light:

full sun to part shade

By: Meriel Bradley

Barberries have bright colourful foliage on graceful arching stems through the summer with brilliant leaf colour in the fall.

Some of the older varieties can get quite large so be careful to understand the habits of the variety you are buying and be aware they do have sharp thorns. It can also be considered an invasive species in some areas so check with your local regulations before planting.

This is, however, along with its wonderful colour and form, a low maintenance shrub, and can be grown as a hedge.

Quick Facts

Full sun to part shade

Zones 3 – 9

Easy care

Grows 2 – 6 feet tall depending on the variety

Can be grown as a hedge

Considered an invasive species in some areas

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