An Invasive Species
About this Plant
Japanese barberry is a deciduous shrub that is spiny with flowers and fruit and can grow to about 8 ft. high. It was first introduced to the United States in around 1800 as an ornamental plant (Mnfi) This bush is extremely tolerant of a wide range of soil and moisture conditions as well as intense shade and its habitat is found along woodland edges, roadsides, stream banks, old fields and forests.(MNFI)
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