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Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea

Common Name(s):
Red barberry
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; dependable; easy to transplant; can be used as specimen, hedge or as barrier planting; tolerates urban conditions; this plant is seldom damaged by deer

Height:
3-6 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, reddish to purplish leaves (best color in full sun); .5 to 1.3 in.-long; narrow at base; borne in clusters
Flower:
Small, yellow flowers tinged with purple; .3-in., bright red fruit in fall and winter
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; tolerates range of soil types; dislikes wet feet
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Rounded, dense shrub with numerous branches
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
red leaves, cpp, deciduous, yellow flowers, drought tolerant, full sun, partial shade, purple leaves, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1418

Red Barberry Red Barberry
F.D. Richards, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Red Barberry Red Barberry
F.D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Red Barberry Berries
Heather Mike, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0