When it comes to landscaping plants, your choice are limitless. One example of landscaping plants are barberry bushes. There are more than 500 species of barberry bushes. They are typically a low-growing, spiny shrub with yellow or gray wood and have bright yellow flowers that bloom in late spring. You can plant it as a shrub border, use it along roadsides or as a foundation plant and it will grow in places many other landscaping plants will not.