Invasive Plants & the Green Industry
State Nurseries to Phase-Out 25 Cultivars of Barberry

Connecticut's nursery and landscape industry will voluntarily start phasing out the sale and production of 25 Japanese barberry cultivars over the next three years because of their invasive potential (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013).

The barberry plant (Berberis thunbergii) is one of the top 25 most popular landscape plants in the state. The Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association (CNLA) estimates the combined value of these cultivars -- wholesale and retail -- exceeds $7 million annually.

Invasive Plants & the Green Industry
Bob Heffernan
Flowers and Plants in Connecticut
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