Origin: East Asia
First finding in Slovenia: 1990
Pathways: ornamental plant, seeds are secondary spread by birds
Possible to find: year-round
Flowering season: May-June
Habitat: Underneath hedges and in moist, lowland forests (along streams and in low bog areas).
Status in Slovenia: Locally found, especially in central Slovenia. Commonly cultivated in gardens and planted as hedges in urban green spaces.
Similar species: Common barberry, Berberis vulgaris, which is native in Slovenia, and Canadian barberry, Berberis canadensis.
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