Crimson Pygmy Dwarf Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' ('Atropurpurea Nana')

Pronunciation: BUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
SKU #01205
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OVERVIEW
Description A dwarf, densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Best color when planted in full sun. Excellent color contrast against green or gold-leafed plants. A great choice for mass plantings, particularly as a low hedge or border plant. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Road Salt Tolerant
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge
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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)
CARE
Care 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.

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