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26 Beautiful Shrubs and Bushes with Red Berries

Are you fond of Shrubs and Bushes with Red Berries for their festive spirit? Read on to find out our list of the best ones.

Shrubs and Bushes with Red Berries can be a lovely addition to your garden as these can provide shelter and food to local wildlife. These plants can also cheer your home with their deep and bright hues!

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Shrubs and Bushes with Red Berries

1. Red Sprite American Winterberry

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Botanical Name: Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite’

Berries: Edible to birds; Slightly toxic to humans, dogs, and cats

One of the best Shrubs and Bushes with Red Berries, this one is a unique semi-dwarf cultivar and can reach up to 4-5 feet tall. It attracts many types of birds. 

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2. Spindle Tree

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Botanical Name: Euonymus europaeus

Berries: Edible to birds and mice; Toxic for pets and humans

The Spindle Tree, or the European Spindle, is native to Europe and bears beautiful red berries for birds. This upright shrub attracts birds with its unremarkable white blooms.

3. Strawberry Tree

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Botanical Name: Arbutus unedo

Berries: Edible to birds, animals, and humans

The strawberry tree, or Dalmatian Strawberry, is a popular garden shrub best known for its delicious and beautiful berries and fragrant, bell-shaped, white blooms. 

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4. Linden Arrowwood

Botanical Name: Viburnum dilatatum

Berries: Edible to birds, animals, and humans

It is a deciduous deer-resistant shrub that produces dense clusters of red-colored berries in autumn that turn into a black-red shade in winter. 

5. Red Currants

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Botanical Name: Ribes rubrum

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

The Red Currants produce glossy transparent, delicious, sweet berries. This fruit is rich in vitamins C and B and loaded with fiber that makes sweet jelly. 

6. Red Elderberry

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Botanical Name: Sambucus racemosa

Berries: Edible to birds and pets and beneficial to humans

Elderberry bushes display lovely red berries that can be a good choice for an edible garden. This shrub is hardy in USDA Zones 3-7 and thrives best in full sunlight. 

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7. Red Chokeberry

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Botanical Name: Aronia arbutifolia

Berries: Edible to birds and humans

Red Chokeberry is native to the central and eastern United States and Canada. The plant grows beautiful red foliage in autumn and white blooms in spring.

8. Cotoneaster

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Botanical Name: Cotoneaster

Berries: Edible to birds; However, mildly toxic to humans

This shrub is native to Europe, Asia, North Africa, and China. Its red berries attract thrushes and blackbirds to the landscape.

9. Red Gooseberry Bush

Botanical Name: Ribes uva-crispa

Berries: Edible to birds, mammals, and humans

Red Gooseberry Bush is a shrub you may prefer to grow for its beauty. Grow in full to part sunlight that is hardy USDA Zones 3-8. 

10. Sumac

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Botanical Name: Rhus

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

Sumac can be a small tree or a bush that can make an excellent addition to your garden. It thrives best in USDA Zones 5-8 and loves to produce red berries in full sunlight.

11. Sacred Bamboo

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Botanical Name: Nandina domestica

Berries: Toxic for birds, dogs, cats, and humans

If you are looking for a medium shrub with red berries, pick Red Heavenly Bamboo for its vibrant leaves. The shrub can grow up to 4-8 feet tall in well-draining soil and full sunlight. 

12. Bittersweet Nightshade 

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Botanical Name: Solanum dulcamara

Berries: Edible to birds; Toxic for dogs, cats, and humans

Bittersweet Nightshade shrub grows ornamental red berries. The fruits look similar to small, red, soft, and juicy tomatoes but are not fit for human consumption.

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13. Wild Coffee

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Botanical Name: Psychotria

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

With slender leaves and small red berries, the Wild Coffee bush can be a beautiful choice for border spaces in the garden. Make sure to grow them in well-draining soil. 

14. Pin Cherries

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Botanical Name: Prunus pensylvanica

Berries: Edible to birds; Edible to humans but very sour

Also popular as Red Cherries, Bird Cherries, or Fire Cherries, these plants grow clusters of red berries that birds really like to munch on! 

15. Nanking Cherry 

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Botanical Name: Prunus tomentosa

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

Nanking Cherry produces masses of white, ornamental, fragrant flowers, red stems, dark green leaves, and red berries like drupes. The fruit has a slightly tart and sweet taste.

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16. Spotted Laurel

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Botanical Name: Aucuba japonica

Berries: Toxic for birds, dogs, cats, and humans

This dense shrub produces light-dark green, glossy leaves with yellow spots. It can look spectacular in your garden with purple flowers and bright, glossy red berries.

17. Butcher’s Broom

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Botanical Name: Ruscus aculeatus

Berries: Inedible for birds; Toxic for dogs, cats, and humans

Butcher’s Broom is a small shrub and can grow up to 1-3 feet on maturity, producing red berries that grow best in the shade and well-draining soil. 

18. Raspberry

Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

Another beautiful shrub for your edible garden is the Raspberry. It needs full sunlight and well-draining soil in USDA Zones 3-10 to produce delicious red berries. 

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19. Chilean Guava 

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Botanical Name: Ugni Molinae

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

When you pick Chilean Guava, you get beautiful blooms, evergreen foliage, and red berries. With glossy dark green leaves and bell-shaped fragrant white and pink flowers, it is one of the best Shrubs and Bushes with Red Berries.

20. High Bush Cranberries 

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Botanical Name: Viburnum trilobum

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

Masses of small red glossy berries like drupes are the main highlight of this plant. The edible tangy berries have a similar sour taste to cranberries.

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21. Hobblebush

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Botanical Name: Viburnum lantanoides

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans; Usually, it is not consumed in abundance.

This small shrub loves to spread out low, close to the ground and can grow up to 5-6 feet tall. It grows white flowers with deep green foliage and red berries. 

22. Korean Barberry

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Botanical Name: Berberis Koreana

Berries: Edible to birds; Edible to humans but very sour

Korean Barberry looks great as a border plant. The plant looks equally pretty with drooping yellow flowers, colorful foliage, and red berries. 

23. Buffalo Berry

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Botanical Name: Shepherdia

Berries: Edible to birds, pets, and humans

The Buffalo Berry has exciting foliage that reminds one of sage but with bright red berries. It can thrive best in USDA Zones 2-9 in full sunlight. 

24. Barberry

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Botanical Name: Berberis

Berries: Edible to birds; Edible to humans but very sour

Barberry is a small shrub in a wide range of colors, from green to deep red. With small, elongated red berries, it grows best in USDA Zones 4-8 in loamy, well-draining soil. 

25. Winterberry

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Botanical Name: Ilex verticillata

Berries: Edible to birds; Toxic for cats, dogs, and horses;

Raw berry is too bitter and unsafe for humans. However, they can be used to make wine, syrups, jellies, and pies. 

Winterberry is another top choice for Shrubs with Red Berries that produce delicate, symmetrical, white blooms. The bright red berries hang around in tight clusters.

26. Japanese Skimmia

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Botanical Name: Skimmia japonica

Berries: Edible to birds; Toxic for cats, dogs, and horses; Poisonous for children and adults when consumed in larger quantities.

Japanese Skimmia is the perfect delicate, beautiful, evergreen shrub with red berries for a shade garden. It grows fragrant green leaves and pink and cream flowers.

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