Connecticut nurseries to phase out some Barberry cultivars

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service

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.

Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is one of the top 25 most popular landscape plants in the state. The Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association estimates the combined value of these cultivars — wholesale and retail — exceeds $7 million annually. The decision will leave in sale and production at least another 18 versions of the plant considered less invasive.

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View 12 months of engineered river restoration in 12 minutes

The master plan for Mill River from Broad Street to Pulaski Street in Stamford, Ct., calls for the creation of a 28-acre park that will serve as an oasis in city life for Stamford residents and area employees. The central element of the plan is the restoration of Mill River including the removal of the Mill Pond dam and walls and the reconstruction of a natural river channel bordered by banks vegetated by native trees and plants.

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