Crimson Pygmy Dwarf Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' ('Atropurpurea Nana')
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A versatile low profile red-leafed barberry adaptable to many garden needs. An excellent mixed border plant to add foliage color. Also useful as a green color alternative for a small hedge. Use in Japanese garden designs near water features, or in wild, natural areas of your garden.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)|
Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates heat and moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. No pruning necessary except to maintain desired shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8