Barberries originally came from Japan and eastern Asia. It thrives well in Japan, eastern Asian countries, and North America.
Barberries grow best in moist, well drained soil. Barberries can indure many soil types. They grow best in full sun, and can tolerate slight shade.
Barberries are used as food for the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, like Mottled Pug, which is a moth. Barberries are also used for cooking, and making jams. They are also dried and can be eaten that way.
An interesting fact about barberries is that they take about a decade to reach its maxmum hight. The binomial name of the barberry is Berberis vulgaris. This is not to be confused with Berberis canadensis more commonly known as the American Barberry. There are about 500 species of deciduous and evergreen Berberis shrubs found in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.
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