學名：Berberis morrisonensis Hayata
Yushan Barberry is endemic to Taiwan. As the common name suggests, it is an alpine deciduous shrub growing in Yushan and the adjacent Central Mountain Range. Leaf axils have 1 to 3 sharp spines to resist excessive gnawing by animals, hence, this kind of plant has an alias "three needles" in China. Obovate single leaves are alternate or clustered with serrate margin. Small yellow flowers bloom in spring to attract insects to promote pollination. The red fruits are favorite to birds and hence beneficial for sowing. The entire life span of the plant, from flowering to fruiting is of ecological significance.
An endemic species of Taiwan, distributed in the mountainous area above 3000 m in the Central Mountain range. A deciduous shrub; twigs many and long, with 3 sharp spines. Simple leaves alternate or slightly tufted, obovate to oblanceolate, thickly membranous or papery, with sparse sharp teeth on the margin. Panicles; flowers solitary, bright yellow. Flowering from mid-June to mid-July. The fruit is a berry, 3 in a cluster, spherical ellipsoid, mature red. Seeds 4 to 5, smooth and glossy, yellowish. Fruiting from October to November.
The plant grows well in full sun and cold climates; tolerant to cold, drought, wind and barren. Propagated by seeds or cuttings.
Suitable to be planted in pots or as hedge. The whole plant has medicinal use. The fruits can allure birds.