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Thursday, December 17, 2015

New category: "Alternative for" to replace invasives

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
is one of the Japanese barberries
determined to be invasive in Minnesota.
Been looking for your favorite Japanese barberry 'Rose Glow' on Plant Elements of Design and can't find it? These and other plants that are invasive are not in the database. We want to promote good plant choices that will not become invasive in our landscapes. By 2017, this barberry and 24 other Berberis thunbergii cultivars will be classified as invasive by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Natural resources and they will no longer be available for sale. To help you find replacements for these invasive cultivars, a new category will soon be added to the Search options called Alternative for:. This category will identify a plant as an good alternative choice to replace  invasive plants such as Norway maple, Japanese barberry, exotic honeysuckle, etc. The resources tapped for this information come from the MN DNR, the MDA and  MIPN (Midwest Invasive Plant Network).

For more information:
MN DNR Invasive Terrestrial Species - Japanese Barberry
Midwest Invasive Plant Network


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