Berberis Thunbergii Japanese Barberry rose glow barberry

Type Shrub, woody plant
Hardy range 4A to 8A
Height 4' to 6' / 1.20m to 1.80m
Spread 4' to 8' / 1.20m to 2.40m
Growth rate Slow Form Rounded Exposure Full shade to full sunPersistence Semi-evergreen

Culture Notes Japanese Barberry is thorny, so it's useful for barrier plantings. The plant tolerates most light exposures and soils, but purple-leafed cultivars turn green in shade. This shrub grows slowly but transplants easily. Japanese Barberry can be sheared and used as a hedge plant. The main ornamental features are persistent red fruits and fall color in shades of red, orange and yellow. Some strains fruit more heavily than others. The plant produces yellow flowers, but these are not highly ornamental. This cultivar is now popular and planted in many landscapes due to its variegated purple foliage. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. xeriscape deer resistant low maintenance colorful

Berberis Thunbergii crimson pygmy barberry
  • Type Shrub, woody plant
    Hardy range 4A to 7B
    Height 18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
    Spread 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
    Growth rate Slow
    Form Rounded
    Exposure Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
    Persistence Semi-evergreen

  • Culture Notes Japanese Barberry is thorny, so it's useful for barrier plantings. The plant tolerates most light exposures and soils, but purple-leafed cultivars turn green in shade. This shrub grows slowly but transplants easily. Japanese Barberry can be sheared and used as a hedge plant. The main ornamental features are persistent red fruits and fall color in shades of red, orange and yellow. Some strains fruit more heavily than others. The plant produces yellow flowers, but these are not highly ornamental. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. xeriscape deer resistant low maintenance colorful

Berberis Thunbergii Aurea Nana golden barberry

Type Shrub, woody plant
Hardy range 4A to 7B
Height 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Spread 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Growth rate Slow
Form Rounded
Exposure Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence Semi-evergreen

Culture Notes Japanese Barberry is thorny, so it's useful for barrier plantings. The plant tolerates most light exposures and soils, grows slowly but transplants easily. Japanese Barberry can be sheared and used as a hedge plant. The main ornamental features are persistent red fruits and fall color in shades of red. Some strains fruit more heavily than others. The plant produces yellow flowers, but these are not highly ornamental. This cultivar has bright yellow foliage. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. xeriscape deer resistant low maintenance colorful foliage

Berberis julianae Wintergreen Barberry

Type Shrub, woody plant
Hardy range 6A to 9A
Height 4' to 6' / 1.20m to 1.80m
Spread 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Growth rate Slow
Form Rounded, upright or erect and vase shaped
Exposure Partial shade or partial sun to full sun

Culture Notes  Wintergreen Barberry is fairly adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions but looks its best when grown on rich, somewhat moist soil in full sun or light shifting shade. Plants will require some pruning to maintain their best form. In time, the center of the plant becomes thick with dead and living stems massed together in a thicket. Remove the dead stems and thin the living stems to allow more light to reach the interior of the plant. Wear heavy gloves and a long-sleeved shirt when pruning Barberry. Many people maintain plants as hedges, but I (Dr. Gilman) think the best looking plants are those that have been left to grow to their natural height in a shrub border. Unfortunately few people get to see this form. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people. Persistence Evergreen xeriscape, deer resistant, low maintenance.