Japanese Barberry "Rose Glow": 5-6' HW, Deciduous. Barberry of any sort should be used in areas that a 'pokey, prickly plant' is useful- like keeping animals away from a favorite snack plant or people from areas they shouldn't be either...beautiful contrast to most other plants.
Andromeda, Japanese Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' Upright and somewhat more compact growing than the species. Brilliant red new growth. Fragrant white flowers. Prominent flower buds all winter. Reddish bronze new growth turns green at maturity. Arching clusters of brown seedpods in fall and winter. Less prone to lacebug when grown in partial shade. All P. japonica cultivars are deer resistant.