Tuesday, December 30

Ruby Tuesday

Japanese Barberry
Beautiful as it may be it is considered invasive.
  • Beautiful berries and orange-purple foliage in the fall.
  • Folk medicine uses for its antibacterial properties & the treatment of intestinal symptoms.
  • Birds nest in the shrubs, protected by its thorny branches.
  • Hedges make natural fences.
  • Roots and stem make a deep yellow natural dye.
  • Displacing native plant species.
  • This in turn reduces the variety of wildlife habitat and forage.
  • Extremely difficult to eradicate due to its long tap root.
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  2. Love the contrast of the red berries against the white of the snow. Very pretty!

  3. How pretty, there's something truly special about red berries against snow or frost or...:) Happy New Year!

  4. Beautiful photo. I think I want to plant some myself!


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