Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea | Japanese Barberry

Japanese Barberry is a popular shrub with a rounded, graceful form. Best with some protection from the sun in hot summer regions. Branches are spiny so it makes a good barrier plant. Accepts shearing to become a hedge. Enjoy orange to red fall color and red berries in fall and winter. Many selections are available. Accepts sandy to heavy clay soils. Canopy coverage: 28 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 6 feet high

Width: 6 feet wide


Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds