Crimson Ruby® Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Criruzam'

SKU
02394
This small, dense, rounded shrub displays outstanding burgundy-red foliage throughout the warm seasons providing rich landscape color to low hedges, foundation plantings and formal gardens. Another fantastic selection from Lake County Nursery in Ohio. Deciduous.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationBUR-bur-is thun-BER-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); False 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 moderate drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. No pruning required to maintain its size or shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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