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Devil's club
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Oplopanax horridus

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 9 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Heavily armed with thorns, this shrub can be used as a natural barrier and to provide habitat in a corner of the yard. Very impressive large leaves and an elegant shape. White pyramid shaped flowers followed by red clusters of berries.

Keywords: birds, broad, fire-resistant , fruit, red, thorns or prickles, upright, white

Articles that mention this plant: Deer resistant plants, Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, shady