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Red Barberry Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea

Description

This dependable plant is a rounded, dense shrub with numerous branches and is easy to transplant. It can be used for a specimen, hedge or as barrier planting. Texture is medium to fine. This plant dislikes wet feet.

 

 

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Tags:
#red#fall#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#specimen#shrub#purple leaves#yellow flowers#red leaves#winter interest#hedge#barrier#cpp#deer damage#urban conditions#winter garden#winter
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#fall#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#specimen#shrub#purple leaves#yellow flowers#red leaves#winter interest#hedge#barrier#cpp#deer damage#urban conditions#winter garden#winter
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Berberis
    Species:
    thunbergii
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Drought tolerant; tolerates range of soil types; tolerates urban conditions; seldom damaged by deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has .3-in., bright red fruit in fall and winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    This plant has small, yellow flowers tinged with purple.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate, simple, reddish to purplish leaves (best color in full sun). They are .5 to 1.3 in.-long and narrow at the base. Leaves are borne in clusters.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Urban Conditions