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Concorde Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Concorde'

SKU
00224
A petite barberry with deep maroon-purple foliage that becomes even more intense in the fall. Small yellow flowers may be followed by a few bright red berries. This variety produces little to no viable seed, making it a great alternative over others. Perfect size for edging as a small hedge or for containers. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
LoreThis variety seldom produces viable seeds, making it more environmentally friendly for regions where unwanted Japanese barberry seedlings are considered invasive.
Average Size at MaturityDense, rounded growth; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit5
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)

Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune in late winter to promote dense new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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