Content tagged "invasive shrub"

Alhagi maurorum, Camelthorn

Camelthorn is an invasive perennial shrub that grows 2 to 3 ft. (0.6 to 0.9 m) tall. The simple, entire leaves are oval to lance shaped and are alternate...

Solanum torvum, Turkey Berry

Turkey berry is a broadleaved, evergreen shrub or small tree that invades a variety of ecosystems in Florida. Plants can grow to 16 ft. (4.9 m) in height....

Ligustrum lucidum, Glossy Privet

Glossy privet is a semi-evergreen shrub or small tree that grows up to 40 ft (12.2 m) in height. This invasive plant out-competes many native species.  The...

Ligustrum sinense, Chinese Privet

Invasive Species Updated: April 30, 2012

Chinese privet invades and damages native ecosystems. Privet's dense growth shades out native plants, especially in the forest understories and along...

Poncirus trifoliata, Trifoliate Orange

Trifoliate orange is an invasive deciduous shrub or small tree that grows from 8 to 30 ft (2.4 to 9.1 m) in height. The leaves are alternate, compound...

Berberis vulgaris, Common Barberry

Invasive Species Extension Master Gardener Updated: February 09, 2012

Common barberry is an invasive deciduous shrub that can reach 13 ft. (4 m) in height. The leaves, which occur in clusters of two to five, are oval, 3/4 in....

Ardisia elliptica, Shoebutton Ardisia

Shoebutton ardisia is an invasive tall shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 20 ft. (6.1 m). The leathery leaves are 3 to 6 in. (7.6 to 15.2 cm)...

Ardisia crenata, Coral Ardisia

Coral ardisia is a small invasive shrub that ranges from 2 to 6 ft. (0.6 to 1.8 m) in height. The evergreen leaves are leathery, dark green, and 4 to 8 in....

Euonymus alatus, Winged Burning Bush

Winged burning bush is an invasive deciduous shrub, up to 20 ft (6.1 m) in height, which invades forests throughout the Eastern United States. Occasionally,...

Lonicera xylosteum, Dwarf Honeysuckle

Dwarf honeysuckle is a perennial shrub that can grow 8 to 10 ft. (2.4 to 3 m) tall. Leaves are opposite, elliptical, deciduous, and 1 to 2.5 in. (2.5 to 6.4...

Lonicera fragrantissima, Sweet Breath of Spring

Sweet breath of spring is a multi-stemmed, upright, deciduous (evergreen in the South) invasive shrub. It grows from 6 to 10 ft (1.8 to 3 m) tall. The stems...

Mahonia bealei, Leatherleaf Mahonia

Leatherleaf mahonia is an invasive evergreen shrub that can grow from 5 to 10 ft (1.5 to 3 m) tall. Leaves are pinnately compound and 18 in. (46 cm) long,...

Rosa bracteata, Macartney Rose

Macartney rose is an evergreen, thorny, climbing or trailing shrub that invades open, disturbed areas throughout the Southern United States. Plants often...

Nandina domestica, Sacred Bamboo

Sacred bamboo invades forests throughout the Southeastern United States. It is a small, erect shrub that grows up to 8 ft (2.4 m) tall. Leaves are alternate,...

Spiraea japonica, Japanese Spirea

Japanese spirea is a small, deciduous shrub that grows up to 6 ft (1.8 m) tall and invades a variety of habitats throughout the Eastern United States. The...

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