Shrub with thorns #317002 - Ask Extension


Shrub with thorns #317002

Asked April 27, 2016, 9:32 PM EDT

I just bought my house and have a thorny bush with yellow and green oval shaped leaves that turn red in the fall. What is it so I know how to take care of it. 

Baltimore County Maryland

Expert Response

Your plant is a Berberis thunbergii, possibly 'Bogozam' or 'Bonanza Gold'. These plants enjoy a wide popularity, but unfortunately, they are on many lists of 'invasive' plants.
There aren't many specific sources outlining the care and maintenance of this shrub, but the following publication from Ohio State Univ. may be helpful:

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