Shrubs With Thorns

Shrubs With Thorns


There are a number of shrubs in the world having thorns which can be a weapon for these plants to protect them from animals. Although very few gardeners like to choose thorny shrubs as a part of their garden, they can provide some unique valuable functionality for your whole garden landscape.


The first and most important functionality the thorny shrub can provide us is that they can effectively protect the privacy of our family if we use it as a wall or hedge. Their thorns can intimidate people to go far away from this shrub wall. Some good examples of thorny shrubs for protection purposes are buckthorn and barberry. They can usually grow up to 3 meters to form a hedge. It has dark-green leaves with thorny spines on its twigs. Another good choice is flowering quince, which can provide color blooming in early spring. It grows very fast, and some pruning work is required to keep it tidy and healthy.

If you would like to enjoy the tasteful fruits from your thorny shrubs, here some good choices. Gooseberries can produce berry fruits suitable for deserts in kitchen. The pomegranate will offer us a type of red fruit. As a member of the citrus family, Kumquats shrub can grow up to 5 meters. The only thing you need keep in mind is that you should be careful their thorny spikes when picking up the delicious fruit in your backyard.

Another reason to choose thorny shrubs for the garden is that they can decorate the landscape with colorful flowers. Rose bushes are one of the most commonly used flower shrubs. There are a variety of thorny roses you can choose from to suit for the requirements for color and shapes. Some evergreen shrubs can provide white or pink flowers from time to time.

In a word, apart from effectively protecting your privacy and garden, thorny shrubs can provide lots of values to your garden landscape or kitchen.

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