Colorful Alternatives to Barberry
What To Do When Barberry Is Restricted In Your State
Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is a popular choice for landscapes and gardens thanks to its bright color, deer resistance, and easy care. However, it can be invasive in some areas, which is why shipment is restricted to some states. If you live in a state where barberry is restricted, here are some alternatives you’ll love just as much (or more).
Ginger Wine® Ninebark
This shrub shines in the landscape all season with orange foliage in spring and burgundy foliage in summer and fall. Clusters of small white flowers cover the entire plant in the spring and give way to bright red seed-heads. Plus, it’s native and deer resistant!
Midnight Wine Shine™ Weigela
Midnight Wine Shine™ Weigela offers the darkest foliage of any weigela. It’s almost black! Leaves emerge with a distinctive wavy edge that also provides great texture. Plant this unique weigela from Proven Winners as a ground cover, edging, or container plant.
Glow Girl® Birchleaf Spirea
Glow Girl® Birchleaf Spireahas a dense, petite habit making it perfect for a variety of landscape applications. It may not be as deer-resistant as barberry, but it makes up for that with showy flowers. Pretty red buds open to bright white flower clusters!
Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea
Double Play® Candy Corn® Spirea offers an ever-changing medley of foliage color, from reds to orange and yellow; this deciduous shrub is a welcome color in the landscape, which is often dominated by green. It’s low maintenance, deer & rabbit resistant, and adaptable to most soils.
And it doesn’t stop there! We have a huge selection of shrubs & trees that are all ready to shine in your landscape.
Written by: Miranda Niemic, click here to read bio.
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