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Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#full sun#summer#light shade#shrub#winter interest#fall interest#deer damage#dappled sunlight#deer resistant#spines#winter garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Species:
    thunbergii
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    range of soil types, except wet; seldom damaged by deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Spines
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has .2-in., red, oval berries in summer that persist into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Description:
    This plant has waxy, pale yellow to orange to red flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate, simple, deep crimson leaves with bronze tinge. Leaves are .5 to .7 in.-long and can be greenish-red when grown in shade. This plant has a single spine at each node.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    brittle stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer