Bush With Thorns And Red Berries

Bush With Thorns And Red Berries

As a means to protect the stems and foliage from wild animals, the existence of thorns is a special feature of some bush plants. Some of them can produce colorful berry fruits which can add extra colors to your garden such as red and orange colors. These shrub plants with visible thorns and colorful fruits can be used as a good choice to build up fences and hedges. Compared with other ornamental shrub plants, they can effective protect your yard from being invaded and the attractive colors of their fruits can provide extra landscape for your garden as well.

Hawthorn shrub is a common shrub family which contain a number of members equipped with thorns and red fruits. The size of the plants totally depends on the varieties of the shrub. For instance, cockspur hawthorn can grow up to 30 feet in height with a similar spread. It is an evergreen shrub species and its foliage will turn into brown in autumn before falling off. Its red berries can feed people and other wild animals in autumn as well when fully ripened. The English hawthorn can grow no more than 25 feet high with berries having dark-red colors. They both have visible thorns which is a distinctive feature of all members in this family.

Barberry shrub is another popular thorny bush plant which is also famous for the delicious red berry fruits. Most members of this family are dwarf plants which are no more than 10 feet in height. For example, paleleaf barberry can grow up to 4 feet in height with a purple red berry fruit. The growth rate of this plant is very slow and they prefer mild climate to survive. Another barberry species, Korean barberry, can grow to 6 feet high with a similar spread. They are deciduous shrubs which will lose their leaves in autumn.

Image provided By The Marmot from USA (Nevin’s Barberry Uploaded by Amada44) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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