10 Thorny Plants to Add to Your Garden or Landscape

Rose:

Roses are known for their beautiful blooms and thorny stems, making them both decorative and functional.

Blackberry:

Blackberry bushes produce delicious fruit and have thorny canes that can be used as a natural barrier.

Hawthorn:

Hawthorn trees and shrubs produce thorny branches and beautiful flowers and berries.

Bougainvillea:

Bougainvillea vines are known for their vibrant flowers and thorny branches, making them a striking addition to any landscape.

Pyracantha

Pyracantha, or firethorn, is a thorny shrub that produces clusters of bright berries, adding color and security to your garden.

Barberry:

Barberry shrubs are known for their colorful foliage and thorny branches, making them a popular choice for hedges.

Agave:

Agave plants have sharp, thorn-like spines along their leaves, adding a unique texture to your landscape.

Yucca:

Yucca plants have sword-like leaves with sharp tips, adding a sculptural element to your garden.

Holly:

Holly bushes are known for their glossy green leaves and bright red berries, as well as their thorny branches.

Pyrus calleryana:

While primarily known for their springtime white blooms and fall foliage, the Bradford Pear's thorns can also serve as a deterrent.

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