Also called Thunberg's barberry and red barberry.  Part of barberry  family Berberidaceae.

Native to eastern Asia.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan

For kids!  This plant described in invasive species placemat (.pdf) series

In the 🇺🇸 USA, the USDA suggests those seeking a shrub with nice fruit replace this plant with native alternatives 🍓︎ strawberry bush  Euonymus americanus, wax-myrtle  Myrica cerifera, meadowsweet  Spiraea latifolia or mapleleaf viburnum  Viburnum acerifolium. [1]   And the Lehigh Gap Nature Center suggests those seeking scented flowers and nice fall color replace this plant with native alternative Virginia sweetspire  Itea virginica. [2]

Learn more about Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii

Best Control Practices BCP (Michigan) (.pdf)

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