Japanese barberry was once used predominantly in landscape hedges. Now, this ornamental shrub is banned in Massachusetts – Berkshire Eagle


Japanese barberry, an ornamental shrub, is favored for its ability to easily be trimmed and maintained as a hedge. 

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Thom Smith, NatureWatch columnist.
Japanese barberry, an ornamental shrub, is favored for its ability to easily be trimmed and maintained as a hedge. 
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Q: I don’t have a computer any more so I can’t look up things and live alone. I have a plant in my yard and I cannot recall its name any longer. It is a prickly plant that has green leaves during the summer and thru the summer has sharp prickers and nice red berries.

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