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Japanese Barberry

This compact barberry variety bears striking reddish foliage throughout the growing season. Well-suited for planting in large groups, as accent, or for the mixed garden. Contrasts best with yellow- and gray-leaved plants. Exposure to full sun stimulates richest leaf color.

Companion Plants

Burning Bush



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Japanese Barberry

  • Botanical name

    Berberis thunbergii

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    3-5' (1-1.5 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Color

    Purple, Black

  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Provide enough water in fall, before freeze

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Danielle P.'s collection
  • Jasmine R.'s collection
  • Valerie T.'s collection