Ground Covers that Create Barriers and Restrict Access

These dense or prickly plants create barriers that deter either people or small animals from walking where they are not wanted.

Common Name Botanical Name
Alpine currant Ribes alpinum
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster
Firethorn Pyracantha
Fragrant sumac Rhus aromatica
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii
Jasmine Jasminum
Juniper Juniperus
Oregon grape Mahonia
Rose Rosa
Siberian cypress Microbiota decussata