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Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Common Name(s):
Crimson Pygmy Japanese barberry
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Birds are not attracted to fruit; brittle stems; this plant is seldom damaged by deer

Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, deep crimson leaves with bronze tinge; .5 to .7 in.-long; greenish-red when grown in shade; single spine at each node
Flower:
Waxy, pale yellow to orange to red flowers; .2-in., red, oval berries in summer; persists into winter
Zones:
6 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to light shade; range of soil types, except wet
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded, compact
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1417

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