Barberry Shrubs

Barberry Shrubs

nananew101 added on May 28, 2016 | Answered

Went to buy a barberry shrub at the garden shop and was told they are forbidden in New York state. Can you help me out?

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Answered on May 30, 2016

Japanese Barberry specifically, is on the list of invasive plants that cannot be sold or planted in the state of New York. This is due to new legislation passed by the New York State Department of Conservation. The complete list of prohibited plants can be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's site:

There are other varieties of Barberry, however, which are NOT invasive prohibited species, and this article may help you choose one of those:

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