Golden Barberry Shrub is a very low maintenance shrub that has many uses in your landscape. Here are 4 ways Golden Barberry shrub can improve your landscape:
- If you would like to create a natural fence along your property line, Golden Barberry shrub is a good choice. It provides color year-round, and it has thorns, which discourage deer and humans from crossing the natural fence of barberry shrubs.
- If you grow vegetables, bees love Golden Barberry shrub! It blooms small yellow flowers in early summer, which attracts honey bees.
- Golden Barberry Shrub produces red berries in the Fall, which the birds love! It also adds color to your Fall garden.
- Golden Barberry is very easy to maintain. Prune with pruning shears, such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169), to maintain shape. Fertilize with organic fertilizer Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound in early Spring.
Beautiful Fall colors are enhanced by shrubs that produce red berries. Golden Barberry shrub adds interest to your landscape because it changes colors with the seasons. Leaves are green in the Spring, yellow in the Summer, and turn reddish orange in the Fall. Notice the difference in the 2 photos. The first photo was taken in early Fall, and the second photo was taken in late Fall. The leaves turn to a deep burnt orange, which is stunning against the pretty red berries!
This is an UPDATE on our Golden Barberry Shrub’s transition in the Fall. The leaves are now a burnt orange, and it’s still an eye-catching shrub.
Bonus Tip for Beginner Gardeners: Shrubs provide color, structure and volume for your garden, and they require very little maintenance. They provide year-round interest and function. To learn more about pruning shrubs, click here.
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