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Thunberg's Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Berberidaceae (Barberry)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Tiny pale yellow, insignificant flowers.
Fruit:
Orange-red ovoid berries with long stalks, each containing a single seed.
Leaves:
Deciduous shrub with green leaves that turn red in autumn. After the leaves have fallen off during the winter months, the spiny stems are revealed.
Maximum Size:
2 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The berries are edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Slightly scented flowers.
Other Names:
Japanese Barberry, Red Barberry.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, parkland.