Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to only 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dwarf Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:BUR-bur-is thun-BERG-ee-eye
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to only 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Foliage color:Yellow
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Yellow
Garden styleContemporary
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasYellow foliage makes this a bright spot in any garden. An excellent way to spice up mixed shrub borders to stand up all season against dark evergreens. The perfect plant to make seasonal bloomers literally pop out in high contrast. A great choice to break up long edges of green lawn. Calls attention to important points in foundation planting front yard or back. Create a super bold yellow edge or intermix this with closely related dwarf purple barberries for an eye popping effect. A natural for modern gardens dependent on foliage color for interest.
Companion PlantsPlant alongside purple-leaf Barberry and other purple foliage plants for contrasting color. Purple and black blooming perennials of and shrubs will be a standout alongside the golden foliage.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. No pruning is necessary except to maintain desired shape.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Native to Japan and eastern Asia, Barberries are named for their sharp barbs or thorns on the twigs. The species was named for the first botanist to name the Asian forms, C.P. Thunberg who was in the east in 1784, but the species did not reach the west until a century later. The fruit of barberries has been used in various culinary preparations. It has been pickled for use as garnish. Berries when ripe are made into jelly and added to comfits.
Lore:
The fruit of barberries has been used in various culinary preparations. It has been pickled for use as garnish. Berries when ripe are made into jelly and added to comfits.