Japanese Barberry is a spiny deciduous shrub that typically grows between 2 to 3 feet tall, but it can grow as tall as 6 feet!
It has small oval to spoon shaped leaves that are arranged in clusters and turn red in the fall.
Barberry plants have grooved arching stems that a spine at every node.
The dangling flowers that grow on Japanese Barberry are small and pale yellow. These flowers are pollinated in the months of April and May by insects.
Barberry fruits are small, bright red, and egg shaped. These fruits are spread through the droppings of deer and birds.
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