Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea
- Common Name(s):
- Red barberry
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
- 3-6 ft.
- Alternate, simple, reddish to purplish leaves (best color in full sun); .5 to 1.3 in.-long; narrow at base; borne in clusters
- Small, yellow flowers tinged with purple; .3-in., bright red fruit in fall and winter
- Sun to partial shade; tolerates range of soil types; dislikes wet feet
- Medium to fine
- Rounded, dense shrub with numerous branches
- 4-6 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1418