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barberry problems

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mark2, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Why did the barberry plants loose there leaves so early. I can't find any pest on them. They are planted under white pines and surrounded by juniper. What pest are they prone to. I hope they come back this spring.
  2. MD Land Management

    MD Land Management LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Barberry Plants In the North East Lose their leaves in about October or Novemember, they keep coming back every year at all my customers houses more beutiful then ever. :p
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    I concur! Look real close again - you should be able to see next year's buds.

  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Haven't you had some very cold weather already? I concur with the others.
  5. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
    from sc
    Messages: 270

    Barberry are decidous, they start the leaf drop after the first freeze. Crimson variety seem to hold on the longest in z8. Leaf on new growth stems hold on the longest, prune in jan/feb. With Regards... devildog
  6. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Barberries are like thistle...almose impossible to kill...great plants all around...I doubt very much they are dead unless they were planted completley improperly....and I cant imagine how even a moron could not plant a successful barberry...I have many and planted many at clients....all dropped leaves in Nov and all look fine
  7. snowbound

    snowbound LawnSite Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 13

    What type are you referring to?
  8. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    Great plants with nice color.
  9. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Barberry is on the $%^& list as a non-native invasive species up here. You can still use it, but the hard core environmentalist people go nuts. (no, I'm not one of them)
  10. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    AGLA...man thats weird....you would think the treehuggingsnailkissers would be happy to have a plant that never needs chemical spray, grows almost anywhere with no soil amending, and can be kept under control with a little bit of pruning...go figure

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