Specimen of Berberis thunbergii
collected by Charles Deam, with the comment on the label that this ornamental plant was collected far from any dwelling.
Berberis is a large genus which belongs to the family Berberidaceae and includes over 400 species, such as Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Berberis aristata (Indian barberry), Berberis thunbergii
(red barberry), Berberis vulgaris (barberry) and Berberis orthobotrys (named "ishkeen" in Pakistan).
It's hard to pick a best moment for Berberis thunbergii
'Orange Rocket', whose spring foliage starts out coral, ages to green, and then turns red.
Leafphenology and seasonal variation of photosynthesis of invasive Berberis thunbergii
(Japanese barberry) and two co-occurring native understory shrubs in a northeastern United States deciduous forest.
Place shrubs with red-purple foliage, such as Berberis thunbergii
Add low growing Berberis thunbergii
'Darts Red Lady' with bright yellow heleniums and this will give real warmth all year around.
Other studies have focused on specific species, including Berberis thunbergii
(Japanese barberry) and Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass).
A ADRIENNE SAYS: Check out berberis thunbergii
, which has small leaves that light up with orange and red when cooler weather comes.
If you are after more trees, or shrubs, there are plenty of good options, including the spotted laurel, Aucuba, Berberis thunbergii
, Vinca or periwinkle, Skimmia, Viburnum tinus, Sarcococca (winter box), Pachysandra terminalis, mahonias and euonymus.
Add the low-growing Berberis Thunbergii
Darts Red Lady with a bright yellow helenium and this will give real warmth all year around.
Place those with red-purple foliage, such as Berberis thunbergii
Why not use bamboo, berberis thunbergii
'Erecta' (good autumn foliage), skimmia japonica (red berries in winter) or Daphne odora (scented flowers)?