A huge, easy family of evergreen and deciduous species and varieties, berberis will grow almost anywhere. Small bushes enhance a rock garden; larger kinds light up a border or form a burglar-proof hedge. The most popular leaf-shedding kind if Berberis thunbergii (Crimson Pygmy Barberry, Rose Glow Barberry, Intermedia Redleaf Barberry, and Thornless Barberry). Barberry is a undemanding shrubs- many have fiery fall leaf tints-bearing yellow or orange spring flowers. Hardy to -13 degrees Fahrenheit. They can resist icy winds and they need full sun to flower and fruit freely, but will tolerate light shade. As far as soils go they prosper on a wide range of soils, from sand to heavy, often waterlogged clay. It's best to plant Barberry in March and May-November. Flowers in April and May.
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